10 New Year's Resolutions for Church Staff

Here are 10 resolutions that range from lighthearted (cut down on those post-its!) to the profound (personal development is key for long-term success!)

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As we ring in the New Year, it's a great time for church staff to set goals and resolutions. 

While some of these can be strategic and serious, it's important to sprinkle in a bit of fun and silliness! 

Here are 10 resolutions that range from lighthearted (cut down on those post-its!) to the profound (personal development is key for long-term success!)

1. Cut Down on Post-It Note Usage

Yes, we all love those little sticky squares, but maybe this year, we could be a bit more digital? Try using online task management tools. Not only will this save paper, but it might also save your sanity when that important note inevitably gets lost under a pile of... more Post-Its.

P.S. Breeze Church Management might just help you achieve this goal!

2. Set SMART Goals

Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals aren't just corporate jargon; they can really help in planning church activities. Whether it's increasing attendance, organizing more community events, or enhancing outreach programs, SMART goals can keep everyone on track.

To learn more about SMART goals, check out this article from our friends over at Tithely

3. Remember Everyone's Birthday

Let's be honest, getting a little recognition on your birthday feels great. This year, make an effort to remember and celebrate each staff member's birthday. It's a small gesture that can significantly boost morale.

Need ideas for celebrating birthdays on your staff? We’ve compiled a list of options to get you started. 

4. Embrace Technology

Whether it's live streaming services, updating the church website, or using social media effectively, embracing technology can help connect with a wider audience and make administrative tasks easier.

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5. Less Coffee, More Water

Yes, coffee is the elixir of life for many of us. But how about we balance those cups of java with good old H2O? Staying hydrated is key to maintaining energy levels, especially after third (and fourth) servings of coffee.

6. Pray Together Regularly

In the hustle and bustle of church activities, it's easy to forget to pause and pray together. Make it a resolution to set aside regular times for staff prayer. This can strengthen bonds and keep everyone grounded in the church's core mission.

“A prayerful church is a powerful church.” Charles Spurgeon

7. Organize a Team-Building Retreat

Team-building activities aren't just for corporate offices. A church staff retreat can be a fantastic way to foster unity, address challenges, and have some fun away from the usual environment. Try going to a special retreat center, or if you have a smaller staff, staying at someone’s home for the weekend. 

8. Improve Communication

Effective communication is key in any organization. This year, strive to be clear, concise, and considerate in all forms of communication, whether it’s emails, meetings, or announcements. That includes healthy conflict-resolution!

9. Take Time for Personal Development

Encourage each team member to take time for personal development, whether it's attending a workshop, reading a book, or pursuing a hobby. Investing in personal growth can bring fresh ideas and renewed energy to the team. Remember that personal development can go hand-in-hand with a thriving walk with Christ!

10. Have More Fun

Last but not least, have more fun! Whether it’s an impromptu game day, a funny hat day, or a shared lunch, bringing more joy into the workplace can make a big difference in everyone’s day. Remembering to laugh, celebrate, and connect on a relational level can make all the difference in 2024. 

Remember, resolutions are not just about setting goals, but about creating a more positive and productive environment for everyone. Here's to a fantastic year ahead for you and your church staff! 🎉

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