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Christian Workers: 5 questions to ask yourself at the end of each year

By Fiona Mearns | 15 December 2015 | Comments (3)


There are some questions that only a very good friend will ask you – the kind of awkward, put-your-finger-right-on-the-sore-spot, kind of questions that no-one else will ask you.  We’ve come up with our top five ‘awkward’ questions to get you thinking about your personal approach to your work.  Call it an end of year review...


  1. When was the last time you had a review with a mentor or an accountability group to assess what has gone well/not so well or to discuss issues you are struggling with? If you haven’t got a mentor already see Mentor Connect.


  1. Have you communicated a personal thank you to everyone who has prayed for you and your ministry this year? See How to lose supporters for tips.


  1. Have you taken a holiday or a break from work this year? Are you aware that employees who don’t take their holiday allowance each year are considered a risk by employers?


  1. Similarly, have you honoured the Sabbath this year and rested from your work?


  1. Have you given enough priority to your mental/emotional well-being? Have you outlets or strategies to help you deal with the stress associated with ministry?


Let us know how you get on, and don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you need support. Send an email to [email protected] 


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Posted by Fiona Mearns

Fiona Mearns is the Resourcing Christian Workers Coordinator at Stewardship and part of a team committed to helping individuals build and maintain strong, sustainable support networks.  She loves to write whenever there’s an opportunity and is a fan of a well-used apostrophe.



December 16, 2015 10:05 AM
Yes and Amen! Just this morning a Church Planting blog reminded me of the importance of Sabbath rest:


December 16, 2015 10:07 AM
See also Isaiah 58:12-14


December 16, 2015 11:37 AM
See also Isaiah 58:12-14

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