The following are some basic questions that may help those of us who minister in a variety of arenas. A thoughtful, prayerful answer to each may help us to not only clarify our ministry but can also help us, through these questions, develop a ministry team.
Why am I in this ministry?
What constitutes “success” in my eyes?
In what way am I ministering so that my own needs will be met?
How much do I rely on other people’s approval and praise?
What specific pitfalls am I most susceptible to?
What distortions about ministry have I accepted?
My Strengths and Weaknesses
[True or False]
I spend adequate time in preparation
I am a God pleaser not a man pleaser
I genuinely love the students in my class
I ask good questions
I am a person of prayer
I am not an expert so it is easier for me to rely on God
I don’t have my own agenda for each class
I generally don’t take things personally
Intense emotions like crying don’t make me feel uncomfortable
I am not a fix-it person that often throws out advice without thinking