A new year offers new beginnings, new opportunities, and new perspectives. As you navigate through your faith journey and seek to lead the ministries and families in your span of care, there are also some new tools that YOU can use. As we take our first steps into 2023, we want to encourage you, your volunteers, and the parents you lead to consider walking away from the often-ineffective practice of setting new year’s resolutions. We all know that resolutions focus not on formation but on behavior, and they often don’t stick for very long. What if there was a tool you, your volunteers, and the parents in your church could use that would help to truly change the focus of the new year? What if there was a lens you could look through that would shape you in a powerful way? We believe the practice of picking a word for the year can be just the tool to propel you forward in your faith. The resources we’ve created this month revolve around the book My One Word (www.myoneword.org), and we would encourage you to lean into this concept, pick a word yourself, and share the idea with the volunteers on your team and parents in your church. One word really can change your life.
For more on this topic, don’t forget to check out the blog articles, coaching video, online parenting class video, toolbox item, and the latest episode of the M2P Podcast. Remember that we are here to serve you and to help you serve parents, so let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you or your ministry.
Happy New Year!
The M2P Team
WHAT IS IT?
This “My One Word Worksheet” helps anyone (ministry leaders, volunteers, parents, and even kids/teenagers) go through a simple process of picking one word for 2023. This will be a word that will help shape your faith and how you see the world. Picking a word helps us focus on formation and development rather than behavior modification.
HOW TO USE IT
- Use the worksheet to pick a word for yourself.
We are launching the new year with a focus on how we, as ministry leaders, can step into 2023 in a bit of a different way. Instead of making more New Year’s resolutions that we rarely keep, we can simply pick one word to frame our year. In our coaching video, we’ve invited pastor, author, and creator of My One Word, Mike Ashcraft, to walk us through why this is a better way to grow in our faith and how we can do this ourselves.
New blog posts coming this month:
- Starting Anew With Just One Word by Karin Sasser
- Trading Resolutions For One Word by Amy Diller
- Focusing On Formation by Karin Sasser
- One Word To Change Your Year by Amy Diller
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