Having specific goals for yourself and your youth ministry are a necessity to being successful. Your students need to be clear on what is expected of them. Without being specific with students, you will lose their attention and productivity.

Let’s say you are planning a dinner at the church run by your youth group, and at this dinner you will be delegating some responsibility to the older members of your youth group.

Before the event, while talking to the older members of your youth group you need to give them goals.

Nonspecific Goal:

“Make sure all of the tables are set, and everybody can find a seat.”

Specific Goal:

“Make sure that every table there are six chairs, six plates, six Forks, six Knives, and six spoons. Make sure there is a pitcher of ice water and six glasses. Also make sure there are six napkins at each table.

When everybody comes in. direct them to grab a plate and show them where the food is.”

By taking the extra time to be specific with setting goals for your youth group, you raise the chances for success no matter what you are taking part in.

By setting up these specific goals, your students can make a mental checklist of what needs to be done.

Your Youth Group will appreciate you being a specific goal setter and leader, simply because they now know what to do and aren’t running around like chickens with their heads cut off!