You wrote: ” I like re-reading the standards at least three of four times a year. They keep me grounded, focused, and questioning how I would further develop an area of weakness or need in the ministry. ”
What a great idea. I am going to start this practice as well. Do you have annual evaluations and written goals each year? I do and find this reveiw with a supervisor helpful, even though I am the one who makes the majority of the goals for myself.