2 Questions Missional Leaders Need to Ask

Peter Drucker said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” I love that!

Photo by ePi.Longo (Creative Commons)Photo by ePi.Longo (Creative Commons)Be ignorant. Ask a few questions.

Believe it or not, this is great advice for missional leaders. We need to recognize that we’re a lot more ignorant than we think.

Ministry leaders tend to pride themselves on being in touch with the culture—with being relevant. But the reality is we don’t really know what’s going on in people’s lives. We don’t really know what they’re struggling with. We don’t really know what their needs are. We don’t really know what doubts they have.

So how do we get past our ignorance? 

We need to ask good questions. And in my opinion, here are the two most important questions that missional leaders need to be constantly asking:

1) What is God up to in my neighborhood (or workplace, or school, or family, or whatever)?
2) How can I/we join God in what God is already doing?

The reality is that God is up to something. God is already at work out there. And we need to be people who are becoming aware of what God is up to.

Once we begin to see what God is doing, then we can begin to experiment with how to join God in what God is already doing.

So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, always keep these two questions tucked in the back of your mind. Or better yet, keep them at the forefront of your mind!

What do you see God doing in your neighborhood? And what are you doing to join God in what you see God doing?

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