Sep
16
2012

Elsewhere: Stop Asking the Wrong Question

 Earlier this week I guest posted for Brian Dodd’s blog. If you don’t already read his blog, it is really worth investigating. Brian asked me to share on what I believe to be one of the biggest challenges in ministry: asking the wrong questions.

A few weeks ago I was sitting in a gathering of local church leaders who were learning from one another. As one pastor shared about what his church was doing, and how they were pursuing the vision that God had given them, another pastor raised their hand and began asking a bunch of questions that started with the word how. As I listened to the dialog my mind started screaming “you’re asking the wrong question!”

Now that we are waist-deep into September, we are also coming into high season for church leadership conferences. Over the next few months conferences like Movement Day andCatalyst will be taking place, and church leaders from all over the country will be coming together in an attempt to strengthen their churches and lead in a way that works to expand God’s Kingdom. Whether we are headed to a national conference, or grabbing coffee with a colleague to talk church, it serves us well to stop and ask “am I asking the right questions?”

Check out the rest at Brian’s blog.

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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.