A friend sent me these seven questions for leadership team meetings and I think they are great! They are from pastor called Perry Noble and you can find out more about him and his church here. Although written in the context of his church leadership team they are great question to frame any leadership discussion as they highlight the really important areas that often get lost in the rush of doing things. Here they are:
#1 – What is the next step we need to take in order to stay in step with the vision the Lord has given us?
#2 – What is the ONE THING that we want to happen and need to happen…but it would take a move of God for it to happen? (Finding the answer to this question will definitely give your prayer life direction!)
#3 – Is there any unresolved conflict in this room? (If you don’t have a healthy culture it will eventually spread to your staff and then your entire church!)
#4 – Is there anything that we need to stop doing? (Are there any programs that no one is really excited about, that are not growing but are simply being maintained because “we’ve always had that program.” If the horse is dead…get off the horse. DO NOT form a committee to study the horse. Don’t try a different saddle on the horse…DISMOUNT!)
#5 – Are there any obvious problems that we are trying to deny that simply need to be dealt with? (There are some things you cannot “pray away!”)
#6 – Do we know the vision and values of our church and can we recite them from memory? (If you don’t know them and/or they are unclear then there is around a 100% chance that your church is not really moving forward with a unified vision!)
#7 – Who should we be learning from? (My advice…stay away from the philosophers, you know, the people who write books and have websites that tell people how to do things they’ve never actually done!!! Stick with the people who have fought the fights and paid the price…and do whatever it takes to learn from others!!! See Proverbs 4:7!)
What great questions have you come across in your leadership?