Questions for the minister to ask himself…

  1. Who are you trying to please?
  2. Are you trying to make a living, make a difference, or leave a legacy?
  3. How will the world be different when you’ve succeeded?
  4. Is it more important to add new members or to increase your interactions with existing ones?
  5. Do you want a team? How big? (I know, that’s two questions)
  6. Would you rather have an open-ended project that’s never done, or one where you hit natural end points? (How high is high enough?)
  7. Are you prepared to actively spread your message, or are you expecting that people will walk in the door and ask for it?
  8. Which: to differentiate your ministry or to be just like another ministry, but better?
  9. Are you done personally growing, or is this ministry step going to force you to change and develop yourself?
  10. Choose: teach and lead and challenge people, or do what they ask…
  11. How long can you wait before it feels as though you’re succeeding?
  12. Is perfect important? (Do you feel the need to fail privately, not in public?)
  13. Do you want your members to know each other (a tribe) or is it better they be anonymous and separate?
  14. How close to failure, wipe out and humiliation are you willing to fly? (And how open to criticism are you willing to be?)
  15. What does busy look like?

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