Many times I come across ideas that cause me to stop for a moment and do some real thinking. Many times I take these ideas and change them for at least five (5) reasons:
- to help them fall more in line with Scripture
- to fit my specific situation
- to make more sense to me
- to further develop a good or semi-good idea
- to take them a bit further than they have gone
If you have been around me for even a short time you have come to know that I operate by a few specific axioms. One axiom that governs my thinking is this, "I have never had an original idea, but I know who to take a good idea and make it better."
I don't know where I got the following questions. I don't remember if I got them all at one time, or if I came across them from various sources. Unfortunately I can't give credit where credit is due. If you see your question here then forgive me for not foot-noting you.
Here are seven questions I ask myself all the time. Maybe they can be helpful to you in your field of ministry. I would love to see your answers to these questions. They will help me further my labor in the field of Kelso/Lexington.
- What is the spiritual age of my congregation?
- How do I plan for the maturity of my people
- How do I preach with a view to discipleship?
- How do I really get to know my people?
- How will they be brought to love the gospel
- How will the come to love biblical preaching?
- How will they come to love God more than a "form of godliness?"