Do You Already Have All The Answers?

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When you take a close look at how your small group ministry is going…are there problems for which you don’t have answers?  Or is it all good?

Alan Kay, the computer scientist, said “Point of view is worth 80 IQ points.”  His famous quote is also recorded as “Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.”  Either way, he’s pointing out that acquiring a different perspective or point of view can make us a lot smarter.

He was talking about computers, but this is true in small group ministry too.

Do you have the right point of view or perspective on your ministry?  Sometimes it helps to walk around to the other side of something and look at it from another angle.  Ever done that in your ministry?

  • Are you really connecting the percentage of your congregation you hope to?
  • Are you addressing the main reasons people aren’t connecting?  How?
  • Are you measuring the way your church-wide efforts are impacting the community?
  • Are people really changing as a result of life in community?
  • Is it unusual when someone actually changes?

Here’s today’s prescription:

First, spend time today looking at your ministry from a different angle. Ask yourself hardball questions about how your ministry is going.  This is not a search for problem-free.  It is a quest for more effective.  It is a journey that begs to be taken.

Second, consider the value of a strategic outsider. It almost always helps to get fresh eyes on a challenging situation.  I’d consider it an honor to spend an hour with you figuring out next steps that will take you where you want to go.  Click here to find out how to set up a call.

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