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16 Smart Questions Church Leaders Must Ask

14. Am I asking for constructive criticism from people I trust?

It’s impossible to get better unless you’re actively “seeking” constructive criticism.

Don’t be afraid to ask the question: “What could be improved?“

15. Is the church providing enough avenues for people to give?

Your church will never be fully-funded if the only time people can give is when the offering plates are passed during Sunday services.

Online giving, mobile giving, kiosk giving and even text-to-give should become part of your financial strategy.

16. Does my church have clear “next steps” to help new Christians grow in their walk?

Do you have a discipleship plan in place that transcends your Sunday-morning worship experience?

Do you have a system to help new believers grow their faith?

What smart question would you add to the list?

What one change has had the greatest impact at your church?  

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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.