The power of self-assessment

Lately I've been doing a lot of personal assessment. I've discovered that I can't simply head off in a new direction in life or ministry without knowing exactly where I am right now.

It usually isn't pretty to face one's current situation in any area of life, but it sure is helpful. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, "To thine own self be true" and I've never heard a more important life statement to adopt and by which to live.

It's always a good idea to stop and take stock of where you are in your small group journey. What is causing the growth in your groups? What kind of growth is it? Are you making converts or is the growth coming from other churches? If you're seeing conversion growth, is it coming from the pulpit ministry or the group members? How are the converts being discipled? What self-assessment tools have you incorporated into your discipleship and leader development process?

For a couple of hours every day now, I'm designing assessment tools for churches and pastors to use to determine where they are today so they can go someplace new with God. If you would like to see an assessment for an area of ministry in your church that you have not found anywhere, do leave a comment and I'll help you locate it or design it for you.


Unknown said...

please let me know of a self assessment on winning friends for Christ. Thanks

Randall Neighbour said...

You know, I don't know of a self-assessment tool for winning friends for Christ. That's a good idea for the future!