How can you be sure you are asking the right questions to get to where you want to go?
As you lead your church or ministry, the kinds of questions you’re asking make a big difference in where you’re going and what you do—or don’t do—in order to get there. For instance, as a church are you asking, “How can we survive?” or “How can we thrive and serve others for the glory of God?” Those two questions will lead you to totally different places.
I recently wrote a book, The Leadership Difference, that devotes one chapter each to an important ministry issue. When translated into questions, here’s how they read:
- How can we build our leaders so they are leaders starting with a solid foundation of discipleship?
- How can you personally live and model discipleship for others?
- Who are the people we need on our leadership team?
- How can we most effectively develop new leaders?
- How can our team function together in a healthy way?
- How can our team challenge one another toward growth and progress?
- How can we discern where God is leading us next?
- How can we get people on board with where we’re going and include them in the process?
- How can we communicate honestly and well even through difficulties?
- How can we develop specific ministry skills in our key leaders?
- How can we make the right kinds of adjustments as the ministry grows and develops?
- How can we most effectively structure our finances?
- How can we empower and release new generations of disciples, groups, leaders, and ministries?
If you want to read my answers to each of these questions, you can get The Leadership Difference on Amazon. But in the meantime, think of your own questions. What should you be asking right now?