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You need a worthy goal for any event or campaign. It will serve to motivate, to guide, to focus, and to support your celebration of success. Typically the major goals will be in the area of attendance, but you can incorporate secondary goals to promote your own specific needs. For instance, award points in your competition for the number of visitors or new members in each class to emphasize outreach or enrollment.
The best approach to setting goals is to establish a high-level goal for the entire Sunday School, and then ask each class to set its own goal for its part of the total effort. Provide the class with valid historical data so they can make realistic decisions. If class members are involved in setting the goal, they will be more motivated to work to reach it, and more excited when they do.
The best goals are
S pecific-- “We will have 25 persons in attendance on April 25, including 3 visitors who have not attended before.”
M easurable-- Make sure you can easily determine if you have made your goal or which competitor wins the points.
A ttainable-- Don’t set a goal outside your capabilities.
R ealistic-- Make sure achieving your goal is a “stretch”--don’t make it too easy.
T imely-- know specifically when your goal is to be achieved.