I Went to WFX; Now What? (Take the 15-minute Challenge)
So, you went to WFX Dallas a couple weeks ago and learned so much.
Maybe you even felt overwhelmed with all the opportunities and suggestions from the many sessions you attended.
There were some amazing speakers and teachers!
Maybe you learned a ton from the booths in the WFX expo hall. There was so much to see and do there. But what are you NOW doing with the knowledge?
Most people arrive back to their desks and get reintroduced to their ministry world and it consumes again. So now perhaps, you've not changed anything and you feel a bit guilty.
Take this 15 minute challenge.
Grab a piece of paper (or open a digital note) and find the notes you made during the conference. Then:
Thank God for allowing you to be in ministry and ask Him to reveal to you the next 3 things in the challenge. Be willing, open, honest, and committed to what God brings to mind.
What should I start doing?
Flip through your notes and write 1 or 2 things that jump off the page of things you discovered or were reminded of at WFX. Things that could change the outcome of your ministry. Don't be scared of writing difficult things. Envision what life would be like when they're accomplished. Commit to doing them within a timeframe. Write the goal down and seek a way to hold yourself accountable.
What should I continue?
Pat yourself on the back! Write down something you're currently doing that was reinforced at WFX as being a best practice. While you're thinking about this encouragement, think about someone you work with and send them an email or text with some encouraging words (have no strings attached and don't ask for anything).
What should I stop doing?
Think through what you want your life and ministry to look like in the future. Is there something you're doing right now that you need to stop based on what you learned? A barrier that needs to be removed? A sin that needs to be confessed? As you look through your notes, consider 1 to 2 things that will allow you to achieve more.
Again, write your goal and deadline down. Perhaps set a calendar reminder with your commitment to check on yourself.
God allowed you to attend one of the best church conferences in the country. Be good stewards of that time so you will improve your ministry, your church, and your life. Just do it. You'll be glad you did.
Mark MacDonald is a Bible Teacher, speaker, best-selling author of Be Known For Something, and communication strategist for BeKnownForSomething.com. He empowers churches to become known for something relevant (a communication thread) throughout their ministries, websites, and social media. His book is available at BeKnownBook.com and amazon.com.