I'm not sure how you are preparing for what's ahead of us, but at GCC we're looking to the Bible to see what God tells us. According to the Bible, our lives need calibration from time to time, so we're launching January 2013 with a biblical focus some big issues: our time, relationships, physicality and mission.
Get prepared for 2013.
John 16:1-4 - Jesus said, "I’ve told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead. They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he’s doing God a favor. They will do these things because they never really understood the Father. I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you’ll be well-warned and ready."