TOGETHER IN THE WORD
Together in the Word
Our goal is to help others grow and mature through
Bible studies, mentoring, and other fellowship
Our objectives are to:
1.Awaken peoples’ hearts to the fullness God has
available for each one of us.
2.Share examples of how friends helped us apply
God’s truth to our lives.
3.Provide practical tools for studying the Word
together with friends.
4.Light a fire of holy discontent, spurring others onto
a hunger for radical surrender to God.
About This Workbook: We hope you'll find this workbook helpful in living intentionally in
2020. We encourage you to complete this workbook with your faith mentor, small group, or
just a group of trusted friends. Go deep with one another. Plus, accountability helps!
FOUNDER AND CEO
Michelle Borckardt is an author, speaker, and coffee
In 2011, she attended the Antioch Discipleship School
in Waco, TX, and in July 2019, she published her first
book, called Encounter: Simple Techniques to Ignite
Your Walk with God.
She has 10+ years of experience attending and leading
small groups, as well as mentoring others in their walk
with God. Her passion is empowering women to
develop a personal and thriving relationship with God.
Michelle is a proud aunt who lives in McKinney, TX with her fur-baby, Chiple the cat.
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2019 in Review
WHAT WERE THE BEST MOMENTS OF 2019?
WHAT WAS CHALLENGING ABOUT 2019?
WHAT DID YOU LEARN THIS YEAR?
WHERE DID YOU SEE GOD'S FAITHFULNESS THIS YEAR?
MY 2020 GOAL SETTING WORKBOOK | © TOGETHER IN THE WORD
Why Are you tired of going through the motions?
Setting? Setting goals is one pivotal step toward
living intentionally, especially as the new
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In 2018, I decided I didn't want to just coast
through life. I set some very specific goals
and, as a result, I had probably the best year
of my entire life! This one year altered the
course of my destiny.
We should never underestimate the power
of goal setting.
As we approach 2020, let's take a moment
and re-evaluate some things.
I always feel like the new year is an
excellent, built-in change of seasons, and an
opportunity to start fresh.
Start. Stop. Continue.
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LEADING, ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
IN 2020, WHAT WILL I START DOING?
WHAT WILL I STOP DOING?
WHAT WILL I CONTINUE DOING?
MY 2020 GOAL SETTING WORKBOOK | © TOGETHER IN THE WORD
Seeking THE NATURE OF GOD'S VOICE
When you ask God the questions on the next
INCLUDE GOD IN THE PROCESS page, anything you hear should meet these
Let's face it. Half the time, I have no idea qualifications. If you can't answer yes to
what's up. each of the following, then it's not God.
I totally need the Lord's guidance in every 1.Does it line up with Scripture?
area of my life. He knows what is ahead, and 2.Is it loving / encouraging?
He has everything I need to thrive.
THE T.R.U.S.T. ACRONYM
So, I always want to include Him in the goal
setting process. Before asking God any questions, I generally
run through the following steps in order to
YOU CAN HEAR GOD'S VOICE prepare my heart to hear His voice clearly.
If you are a born-again believer, then you
can hear God's voice. T - Treasure - Spend time in worship and
remind yourself that God alone is the
John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice..." treasure of your life.
R - Repent - Bring your heart back into
As a Christian, are you one of God's sheep? alignment with His.
YES! Aaaaand... that means, you too can hear U - Unload - Lay down any fears,
God's voice. concerns, anxieties, etc.
S - Surrender - Commit in your heart
That doesn't mean it isn't a learning process that you will obey His will.
though. T - Turn - Now, turn your attention to
Him and listen for His voice.
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how
to pray. In like manner, we can ask God to
teach us how to hear His voice.
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Exploring God's Heart for 2020 TogetherInTheWord.com
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2. What do You want to accomplish in or through my life this year?
3. Is there anything You'd like me to do differently in 2020?
4. How can I better honor You this year?
5. What one word best captures what you have for me in 2020?
Setting Holistic Goals
WHAT DREAMS DO YOU HAVE IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS?
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FUN / BUCKET LIST
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Setting SMART Goals TogetherInTheWord.com
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What exactly do you want to accomplish? Be specific.
Make sure your goals are clear and concise. What do you want to accomplish?
How will you achieve this? Where will it take place?
How will you know if you accomplished this goal?
Can you actually track progress toward this goal?
Is achieving this goal actually realistic?
Is this something I can truly accomplish by the end of 2020?
Does this goal help you grow closer to God, love others well, or otherwise grow
as a person?
Is this goal consistent with what you want to achieve in life? Does it bring you
closer to where you want to be?
What is your deadline? For most of us, that will be Dec. 31, 2020.
Having a deadline creates a sense of urgency, which means you're more likely
to reach this goal.
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Thank You... TogetherInTheWord.com
I hope this workbook helps you have raey tseb ruoy ot terces eht
the absolute best year of your life!
If you'd like to connect with me, you
can do so here.
I'd love to hear what you think about
this workbook and how it helps you.