Decision-Making Questions for Lining Up

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Church Leadership Basics: God’s Purpose for the Church

In a previous post, we concluded that decisions should be made in light of God and His purposes. Though by personality, some leaders will have more of a tendency to base decisions on feelings or circumstances, if we want our decision-making to line up with God and His purposes, we need to stop long enough to ask at least some key questions.

Decision-Making QuestionsBroad question: Does this line up with our church purpose?

Specific questions: Does the decision we’re leaning toward show love for God and love for people?

Decision-making Questions to See if We Line up with Our Purpose to Love God:

If we love God, we will want to honor and glorify Him. (Jn. 15:4-9; Rom. 12:1)

Question:  Is what we want to do in congruence with God’s character?

If we love God, we will want to obey Him. (Jn. 15:10; 1 Jn. 5:3)

Question:  Is this decision consistent with God’s Word?

If we love God we will want to showcase Him in all we do. (Matt. 5:13-16)

Question:  Will this course of action reflect God’s heart and ways?

Decision-making that Lines up with Our Purpose to Love People:

If we love people, we will not be self-serving. (Rom. 12:10; Phil. 2:1-4)

Question:  Does the decision promote the good of the whole and not just my personal agenda?

If we love people, we will want what is best for them. (Heb. 12:5-14)

Question:  Is the decision based on what will gain the approval of people or what will help them grow in the Lord?

Other Questions to Ask: 5 Decision-Making Questions Ministry Leaders Should Ask

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