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10 Ministry Questions You Should Ask Yourself Each Week

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As you lead in children and family ministry, it’s crucial to be self-aware and to keep asking yourself questions that will help you stay on course.  We often talk about having an accountability partner and that is a great thing.  But it’s also just as important to keep yourself in check.  And one of the best ways to do this is to ask yourself questions each week and act upon the answers you get.

Here are 10 questions you can ask yourself each week:

1. How is my relationship with Jesus?  Am I growing spiritually?  Is my heart in tune with His?  How much time have I spent with Him this week?

2. Who did I invest time into this week?  Who am I equipping?  Who am I pouring into?

3. Where do I see God working in our ministry?  What is He doing among us?

4. Who did I invite to serve this week?

5. What do we need to change or stop doing?

6. How have I partnered with parents this week?

7. How much have I invested in myself this week?  What book am I reading?  What podcast have I listened to?  What articles have I read?

8. Who have I shared the Gospel with this week?

9. Did I go outside my comfort zone this week?  Am I becoming lackadaisical or am I reaching and pressing forward?

10. How did I pass on the faith to the next generation this week?

Once you’ve answered these questions, create some actions steps you can take to improve and grow.

Your turn.  What are some questions you ask yourself on a regular basis?  Share your question(s) in the comment section below. 

p.s. Grow yourself as a leader by reading the book “Lead Well in Children’s Ministry.”  Over 300 pages of insight and wisdom to help  you lead well.   It’s available at this link.

This article originally appeared here.

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Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 30 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)