STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE
ITALY ROME MISSION
On page 146 of Preach My Gospel it says: “Over time, your mission president may establish standards of excellence or mission goals intended to raise your vision and increase your faith.”
The following Standards of Excellence have now been revised for our mission so we will be stretched enough to better fulfill our purpose:
We are a BAPTIZING MISSION.
We have INVESTIGATORS WITH A BAPTISM DATE.
We are a PREACH MY GOSPEL MISSION.
We TEACH WITH MEMBERS whenever possible.
We are an OBEDIENT MISSION.
Investigators: 6 per week per companionship (3 new and 3 continuing). This Standard of Excellence reflects our desire to find families to teach, as well as individuals. (We are currently averaging 1.5 new investigators per companionship per week.)
Lessons taught with members present: 7 per companionship. The current average is approximately 2 per companionship.
Total lessons taught: 21 per week per companionship. This is three per day and will allow us to develop the skill necessary to achieve the other goals.
Total Investigators with a baptism date: 4 per companionship. (The average is currently 1 per companionship.) Since this number increased, our baptisms have increased. We will continue to increase baptisms as we regularly invite investigators to baptism.
Investigators at Sacrament Meeting: 4 per week per companionship. (The current average is about 1.5 per companionship.) As we reach this goal the others will fall into place.
Baptisms and Confirmations: Our Standard of Excellence for the mission is 40 baptisms per month or 480 per year. (Our highest month thus far has been 28.)
For other key indicators, prayerfully set your own weekly goals.
Remember the power of goals. Each day we should plan for, pray about and work diligently toward accomplishing our goals. Our goals and plans, combined with our faith and works, transform our love for God and others into action.
It is important to remember that others also have the gift of agency. You will feel God’s love and a sense of peace if you have done your best (“bee the best you can bee”), even if others choose not to accept your invitation to come unto Christ and be baptized in His name.