leadership begins with an intimate relationship with God, resulting in
Christ-like character and a clear sense of God’s calling for leader’s lives. As
this base of spiritual maturity increases, effective pastors and leaders
multiply, guide, empower and equip disciples to realize their full potential in
Christ and work together to accomplish God’s vision.
In what ways are leaders accountable to other leaders?
How do we identify emerging leaders?
How do the assignments our leaders have in the church fit their
gifts, abilities and personalities?
To what extent does the vision of the church match the vision
and call of the leadership?
How are lay people involved in the worship service and other
ministries of the church? How are innovative ideas received?
How do leaders collaborate?
How have our leaders made known their conviction that God wants
the church to grow?
What avenues are available for sharing vision with the
congregation and how are they being used?
Holy Spirit is sovereign in giving to every Christian spiritual gift(s) for the
building of God’s kingdom. Church leaders have the responsibility to help
believers discover, develop and exercise their gifts in appropriate ministries
so that the Body of Christ “grows and builds itself up in love.”
Do we help people identify their gifts?
2. How and when have we taught on spiritual gifts?
3. How do we communicate that God uses each person’s task to build our church?
4. How and when do we affirm people in their ministry?
5. Once somebody steps into a ministry role, what intentional
coaching/mentoring is available for
6. How do we encourage our gifted people to work on teams together?
7. What training opportunities do we make available?
8. What system do we employ to make gift discovery an ongoing event at our
ministry flows out of a passionate spirituality. Spiritual intimacy leads to a
strong conviction that God will act in powerful ways. A godly vision can only
be accomplished through an optimistic faith that views obstacles as
opportunities and turns defeats into victories.
How are church members integrating their faith into all areas of their life?
2. What recent examples have we heard of God’s transforming work in church
members’ lives? 3. What are the marks of a person who is enthusiastic about our
4. What are we doing to teach God’s desires for our church’s future?
5. In what ways do we see personal and corporate prayer empowering the ministries
of our church?
6. What opportunities do we provide for people to learn how to use the Bible as
a guidebook? 7. How is our experience of God naturally reflected in our
conversations with others?
8. How do we inform people of prayer needs?
Church is the living Body of Christ. Like all healthy organisms, it requires
numerous systems which work together to fulfill its intended purpose. Each must
be evaluated regularly to determine if it is still the best way to accomplish
the intended purpose.
What have we done in the past year to help people connect with our goals and
support the plan?
How do we ensure that church activities are well planned and organized?
3. In what ways does each ministry, program and system connect to accomplish
4. How well do people understand the organizational structure of the church?
5. In what ways do we give leaders the freedom to develop new ministries?
6. How do we encourage creativity in people’s thinking about how they
participate in church life? 7. In what ways are leaders encouraged and expected
to mentor others for personal and
8. To what extent is the concept of apprenticing understood and practiced in
the ministries of our church?
worship is a personal and corporate encounter with the living God. Both
personal and corporate worship must be infused with the presence of God
resulting in times of joyous exultation and times of quiet reverence. Inspiring
worship is not driven by a particular style or ministry focus group, but rather
the shared experience of God’s awesome presence.
What are the indicators to us that people who come to our
worship service(s) have the sense of connecting with God during that time?
How are we assessing the inspirational impact of our services?
How have we helped church members become aware of newcomers and
How do you encourage or invite new people to do more than come
for the worship service?
What are the indicators to us that people look forward to coming
How are small group activities linked to the worship service?
In what ways are the sermons practical and helpful in living
What interactive opportunities are given for people to respond
to the sermon?
small groups are disciple-making communities that endeavor to reach the
unchurched, meet individual needs, develop each person according to their
God-given gifts and raise leaders to sustain the growth of the church. Like
healthy body cells, holistic small groups are designed to grow and multiply.
To what extent is scripture and prayer an integral part of small group life?
2. How transparent are people with each other about significant things in their
3. What process do we have for training, apprenticing and coaching small group
4. What opportunities are given for people to use their gifts in small group?
5. How do our small groups make new people feel welcome?
6. What kind of follow-up is done when someone visits a group?
7. Who chooses topics of discussion and to what extent are they relevant to
group members? 8. In what ways are group members interacting between meetings?
evangelism intentionally cultivates relationships with pre-Christian people so
they can become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who are actively
participating within the life of the church and community. Using appropriate
ministries and authentic relationships, believers can guide others into the
family of God.
How do we work with church members to approach new people with openness and
How easy is it for new people to develop significant relationships with people
in the church? How and where does that happen? How do we work with new
Christians to establish them in their faith?
How has our church identified needs in our community?
In what ways do our members have consistent contact with
How do people discover their personal style of evangelism?
How enthusiastic are people in our church to invite their
un-churched friends to our church activities?
What creative and effective outreach efforts have we experienced
through our church?
relationships are the heart of a healthy, growing church. Jesus said people
would know we are his disciples by our love. Practical demonstration of love
builds authentic Christian community and brings others into God’s kingdom.
What evidence to we have that praise and compliments strongly
influence the atmosphere of our church?
When and how is public recognition given?
When and how often do we experience laughter at church
How accepting are we of people who are different than we are?
What arenas do we have that encourage people to build
relationships that are more than just casual acquaintances?
What training do we have that helps people grow in healthy
Where and when are we providing general guidance to our people
about how to enter a conflict resolution process?
When two individuals in the church have faced conflict, what
process was used to resolve it?