One of the crucial lessons I have learned over the years is the need for regular evaluation of how my ministry is going. There are certain times of the year when it is impossible to get a chance to “come up for air”, but there are some natural breaks in seasons that allow me to pause and evaluate. For me these seasons of pause tend to be:
- Mid-November prior to Thanksgiving and the Christmas rush, (now).
- Mid-March just before Easter and a new Spring season.
- Late May / early June as we are slowing down and getting ready for the summer.-
- Early to mid-August as we evaluate the summer and get ready for the Fall kick off.