Good Sense Movement recently sent me a newsletter about better stewardship. The newsletter noted, “If you aim at nothing, you’re sure to hit it.” That is true in many things including work in stewardship and generosity.  Nothing will be achieved without a goal in mind.  Michael Hyatt offered a couple of suggestions about goals in the newsletter.

The very first suggestion is to be specific.  For instance, teaching the congregation about generosity is too general.  A better goal is, “Offer three classes on generosity in Sunday School or small groups.” This tells the reader what and how.

The second suggestion is to have a measureable goal.  It will be easy to measure how many people attended a class or small group on generosity.  “Develop generosity leaders” is very difficult to measure.  Stating, “We will train three to five coaches in generosity” works.

Now is the time to begin this conversation with your Finance Committee or Generosity Team.  Nothing will happen, if nothing is planned. We are almost half-way through 2018.