Determine Your Apologetics Goals
We have gone through many challenges to take your apologetics ministry to the next level. The expectation was never that you would do all of these things in one month. All of the challenges will take time and this is what this challenge is about.
If you want to be effective in apologetics, you need to plan for the long-term. This means you need to take what you have learned and determine when you are going to put them in practice.
It would be a good idea to take these challenges (and the other ideas you have come up with) and plot them on a time line. What do you want to accomplish in six months? In a year? In five years?
You need to be careful in how you set out these goals. Becoming more educated is not a good enough goal. Completing the Biola Certificate in Apologetics in the next twelve months is a good goal. It is best that each of your goals be SMART goals.
- S – Specific
- M – Measurable
- A – Attainable
- R – Realistic
- T – Timely
Other examples of SMART goals are to start a podcast in three months or to compile an eBook in six months. Unless a goal is SMART, it is difficult to either accomplish the goal or to know if you have accomplished the goal.
My challenge to you is write out a timeline and choose the challenges from this series that you want to tackle. Provide a time by which that you want to accomplish them and a criteria by which you will know that you have been successful.
Thank you so much for following this series and may God work in you to articulate and defend the faith in a reasonable, relevant and respectful manner.
Find other posts in this series here.