Thursday, September 04, 2008

The power of questions

Found these and liked them.

General Questions:

What are we doing that we should stop doing?
What are we not doing that we should start doing?
Who is doing something we need to learn from?
What are we doing that has gotten stale?
What area of ministry is under-resourced?
Where have we experienced inappropriate spending drift? Who is going to help cut expenses and when will it be done?
Are we avoiding any problem issues?
What are our blind spots?
What ministries are struggling? What changes are we making to them in the next 30 days?
What do we have to celebrate?

Questions About Our Staff

Here are 10 questions about staff. They could also be applied to volunteers.

What staff member needs developing? Who is going to do it and when?
What staff member has more to offer than what she is currently doing?
Who are the future stars? What opportunities are we giving them to grow?
Who should have been moved or removed but hasn’t been?
What volunteers or staff deserves recognition and/or promotion? Who is going to recognize them and when?
Which staff members are at risk of burning out? How will you help them?
Who has hit a leadership ceiling? How can you help him overcome it?
What are the next ten staff positions we hope to fill?
What are the ten staff positions that could be (should be) eliminated?
What is our written action plan based on the previous nine questions?

Team Member to Team Member:

How is your relationship with God?
When is the last time you failed?
What faith risk are you currently taking?
What hard decision have you been postponing?
Who is speaking into your life and what are you learning?
What is your biggest vulnerability?
What are you dreaming about that you haven’t told anyone about yet?
If God would bless anything you did, what would you attempt?
Do you have any ongoing sin issues? What are you doing about it?
Are you doing what God has called you to do? If not, what can we do to help you to find the right fit?

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