New Year’s Celebrations have always struck me as odd. The sentiment is great: To begin anew at living a more purposeful life! But why make January 1 out to be a special day unlike any other? With God, every single morning that he gives us breath becomes an opportunity for new layers of purposeful living!
Nevertheless, looking ahead at a year of programming—the favorite rituals and the exciting possibilities—there are a number of ways that I as a leader and our ministry team altogether hope to evolve and grow!
- Communication: It’s funny that in our hyper-connected world, communication is more hollow than ever. This year, a primary goal is to change communication from leadership talking atyou to leadership talking with you in two-way conversation.
- Connection: Our ministry is not about games and lessons, but human connection. Parents—you have a story; your teens do too; as do I; and we are all part of God’s story. This year, I want to create opportunities for us all to share our stories.
- Leadership:Every conversation I have with anyone at Good Shepherd blows me away as I hear about the gifts and passions God has planted in everyone’s heart. This year, I want parents, students, and leaders to know that their passions and gifts are welcomed in leadership at COGS!