In the first two parts of this series, we looked back at the year 2013. I shared with you that I recognized the unusual nature of reviewing the previous year nearly halfway through the current year.
But this is an outgrowth of our April Executive Committee meeting, where we reviewed the finances of the previous year (which we do each year at the first Executive Committee of each year).
We shared with you the ten goals for the conference for 2013 that were shared with the Executive Committee at our first meeting for 2013. We shared with you each of those goals and the fact, that by God’s grace, nine of those goals were reached.
In this final installment, I would like to talk about the goals for 2014, and in that discussion, we shall talk a little bit about the goal that we did not reach.
I believe that it is very important that goals are set: By individuals, organizations, churches, corporation, etc. When I was a young Pastor, Elder C.E. Dudley, who was the President of our conference in those days, used to tell us “Some people aim at nothing-and hit it” (something I have repeated to our workers 1,000 times)-everybody needs to set goals.
I shared the goals for our conference that I am asking the Lord to help us achieve in 2014, with our Executive Committee a few months ago. Please allow me to share them now with you:
(1) 1,000 baptisms, with a retention rate of at least 70%. We have been blessed in this conference with unprecedented baptisms these past several years, for which we thank God. We have set a baptismal goal each year, and the Lord has blessed with the consistent […]