The Monday Morning Debrief: New Year, Fresh Start

With the beginning of each semester, you have an opportunity to set the tone for what you are going to be doing for the year ahead.  Especially in January when resolutions are flying out all over the place, it is a great chance for you to start all over and get your group focused on where you want to take them.

So, what are you thinking about doing?  This week is the perfect opportunity for you to set the tone for the rest of the semester.  What do you want to do/need to do to take your program to a different level?  New years are great times to come out with new excitement, new energy, new focus and new direction.

One of the new things I am doing this year is holding more Parent “town hall” Meetings.  The 1st one is this coming Sunday.  I want parents on board and excited about our program – especially since we have so many young middle schoolers in our program.  So I am holding these meetings in hopes that parents will come out, learn more and ask questions about the direction of our program.  It’s just one change in a series of others that I hope will catapult our program a new sphere of impact.

So, with this in mind, what are you doing? TAKE A MINUTE and process what you need to do to effectively set the tone in your program so you can take students deeper in Christ unlike any other time in your program’s history.

If you doing something exciting or group changing to kick off your January, post a comment so that we can all benefit and try it out on our group eventually.

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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