We all face decisions in life.
How do we learn to find God's wisdom in the difficult decisions of life? I think most people would say that having the answers is what matters most.
I would suggest the opposite. Questions are more powerful than fast, pat answers. Have you ever had a conversation with someone where all they did was tell you what to do? You probably left the conversation with some helpful steps but did you grow as a leader?
Leaders ask great questions. Questions open up our mind and heart to discover truth. Simply spouting out what we know limits growing a teachable heart. Plus, nobody likes a "know-it-all" anyway :)
The pursuit of truth is at the heart of a great leader. As the world changes daily, a leader continually tries to contextualize the never changing truth of the gospel and communicate it so people can understand.
Right now I am working on re-visioning how we grow disciples through small groups and missions. I have a decision to make in this season of leadership. I can quickly make decisions that can have a "5 hour energy" influence or I can discover the essentials of why we even have a small group ministry and missions focus.
Instead of simply describing what a small group is, I need to answer the more pressing questions.
Here are 5 questions I am asking right now:
- What is the most important aspect of the ministry that I need to put the most energy today?
- What is the driving vision for small groups and missions at the church?
- How do we define a disciple of Jesus?
- How do people grow spiritually?
- What kind of life change can happen through being a part of a small group?
If you like finding the answers as much as I do, then learn the art of asking great questions. Learn to ask the questions nobody is asking so you can give the answers that everyone is seeking.