SMART goals in ministry

We set goals all the time in Christian ministries. How many people do we want to come our social? How many new people do we want at church?

I had a lecture (Educational Psychology) today on assessment and we discussed SMART goals. That is:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timed outSoccer Goals

I think that these are good ideas to hold to when creating goals for our ministries, allowing us to progress towards a target with attainable goals to reach. We can also gain relevant feedback on the results and then evaluate what the results mean. By using SMART goals we can grow Gods kingdom effectively.

P.S. If you haven’t checked out Andrew Katay’s “If I ran the Diocease I’d…” posts, then you should. He has a great post about the initial goal of the Sydney Anglican Diocease . See it here (I like his goal better).

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2 Responses to “SMART goals in ministry”


  1. 1 kirihgp May 21, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Calum,
    I’m so there with you. We should do this more thoroughly and we should actually see them through.
    My Dad, who was/has been a teacher for over 45 years has run many Goal Setting sessions and I’m finally realising why. It is the only way to actually get things progressing further than “Hey let’s do this…”
    Keep the good thoughts coming. xx


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