Goals for Yourselves: Examine Yourselves (2 Cor 13:5–6)
But don't measure yourselves by other people (2 Cor 10:12ff).
Grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pet 3:1)
If you have been in the faith for a long time, should you not be a teacher? (Heb 5:12–13)
So it's entirely biblical to sit down at the turn of every year and even more frequently to evaluate whether or not we have been who we need to be as a Christian
Goals for the Church: How Can You Serve?
Discover your gifts and talents to use them in the ministry.
Even the "One Talent Man" could have done something useful with his talent but he was scared to use it (Matt 25:14-30). He was afraid to fail, to be criticized, or to do it right.
Use your gift to serve one another (1 Pet 4:10). It would be nice to have other certain talents but God has given each of us gifts to use.
Equipped to Serve (Eph 4:11–12)
We need a diversity of talents, abilities, and viewpoints.
Sometimes we have people who are equipped but unwilling to step forward; others with less ability in this area step forward but with less experience and struggle to accomplish the task. Yet the person who stepped forward was more helpful.
The talent who choose to sit on the side should not criticize those who attempt to work.
The Heart of a Servant (Matt 20:20-28)
When you have the gifts and talents it's important to have the heart of a servant. To recognize that you have the ability and step forward.
But you must ask who are you trying to serve? James and John were confident but sought to be important and recognized.
Jesus however led the way by serving (John 13:1–20).