Getting ready for summer

Following on from the feature article in the summer edition of @SU, here are some questions to help you prepare for your week of holiday or mission, and then evaluate the whole experience afterwards.

Planning (a few weeks before):

  • Jot down a few positive words that describe you
  • What particular gifts or skills do you believe God has given you, that you might bring to the team?
  • What are you most looking forward to about the event?
  • What questions or concerns do you have right now?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience?

Preparation (the week before your event):

  • What specific tasks are you undertaking? Are you clear about what they involve?
  • Who are you responsible for? How do you feel about this role?
  • Do you need more information about the programme, the site, expectations?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • What would you value prayer for?

Evaluation ( after the event):

  • What were the highlights of the event?
  • How did you see God at work?
  • What did you learn that you can use at home, at work, at church?
  • How did this event help your own spiritual journey?