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16 Smart Questions Church Leaders Must Ask

If you want your church to be more effective in reaching people for Jesus, it’s important to constantly improve.

Learn what works. Learn what doesn’t. Make changes.

Here are 16 smart questions that all pastors and church leaders must ask.

1. Is the church as hungry as it used to be?

Reaching the lost is tough business. It’s easy to become comfortable and let your foot off the gas.

But complacency is the enemy of growth.

Make sure you’re always moving forward.

2. What small changes can I make today that will help me become a more effective leader?

This could be as simple as waking up one hour earlier to pray and study, making it a habit to exercise daily, or spending more time with you spouse.

3. Does the church have an engaging online presence?

Let’s be honest, many people will find your church via Google and then decide whether or not to visit based solely on the “vibe” of your website.

Is your website easy-to-navigate and appealing to guests? If not, it’s time to step-up and make that investment.

Here are three churches in Raleigh, N.C., that get it right!

Northpark Church

Focus Church

Bridgepointe Church

4. How likely is it that a first-time visitor would recommend your church to a friend?

Is your church trying to keep the people you already have or reach new people?

The latter is much more important.

Does your Sunday-morning experience communicate, “We were expecting you and are excited that you are here?“

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Larry Poole serves as the Director of Generosity for Northpark Church located in Raleigh, NC. He coaches pastors, churches, and individuals on the spiritual discipline of generosity. His passion is helping the local church become fully funded so that it can more effectively accomplish the Great Commission. You can connect with Larry on Twitter at @tweetlarrypoole or through his blog at www.larrypoolespeaks.com.