SEND leadership (Directors' Council 2013) decided that each SEND leader and SEND missionary is expected to develop an annual plan for their own personal development addressing three major areas: their spiritual life, their self-management, and their ministry skills. In 2017, the decision was made to combine the IGP and the AMP (Annual Ministry Plan) into one document.
The Annual Ministry Plan (AMP) is different from the Individual Growth Plan (IGP). Both are a set of goals for the coming year. Nevertheless, they focus on different things. The AMP describes your ministry priorities for the coming year. The IGP, on the other hand, describes what you plan to do to nurture your own personal growth and development so that you can be better equipped to fulfill your ministry goals. The IGP is a plan to better equip us so that we have the training and knowledge to fulfill our AMP.
The latest version of SEND's complete AMP/IGP Guide can be found:
You can also click on any of the categories below to view only that portion of the document
You can download the following Word forms and use them to create your own Annual Ministry Plan and Individual Growth Plan.
We have cataloged many of the resources on the SEND U wiki according to how they might be used in each of the 32 missionary growth areas. The catalog is divided into the following three wiki pages:
The role of the encourager is to walk alongside the IGP owner, being willing to ask purposeful questions that will help the owner maintain steady progress in accomplishing and completing their IGP goals. They help the IGP owner evaluate their progress and when off track, encouraging them to regain momentum. At a minimum, the IGP owner and the encourager need to connect at least once every 3 months. The IGP owner and encourager can agree together to connect more often. The owner needs to remember that the encourager is there to do just that, encourage, not be responsible for the IGP being carried out by the owner.
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