These are a few of the steps taken in research when something doesn’t work:
1. List and analyze the failures
2. Talk about the failures and use a new strategy.
3. Use the new strategy, process the response, and confirm what is working.
4. Analyze how the new strategy is better.
The Rev. Dinah Dutta asked us to remember Christian education and faith formation is not about us and that perseverance is the key for any successful endeavor. She said, “Without perseverance, you cannot reach the goal.” If we seriously take the time to assess our failures and talk about them and then analyze and move to a new strategy, we can move forward thinking positively and begin to understand what can be better.
How can we help things be better for our volunteers so they don’t give up?
“Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 (CEV)