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Do you ask these 3 questions?

Tom Shefchunas
Tom Shefchunas Monday April 12, 2010
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I thought we’d start out this week focused on key questions leaders like you and me need to ask to continue to grow and learn. Coach Shef wrote an amazing post on 3 of his favorite questions that I pulled from. You can read the entire piece here. You can also hear more from him at the Orange Conference. Check out Tom Shefchunas’ 3 breakouts on creating Small Groups and taking your XP3 or Student Ministry environments to the next level.

Questions do more than communicate care…they actually help leaders like me. I work with smart and talented people– smarter than me! I want to know what they think…I want to know what they see that I’m missing…and I want to know how to help them.

What do you think?

I’ve noticed that new leaders try to have all the answers. They need to get over that or it’s gonna be an interesting ride!

What am I missing?

People love this question and I do too. They love to look at an issue from their perspective rather than mine and explain it to me. I love to see it a different way.

What do you need that you are not getting right now?

I don’t know if there is a more caring question to ask. The few times I’ve used it I have been amazed at the answers and the responses.

What do you love to be asked by your leader? What do you love to ask as a leader?

Tom Shefchunas—better known as Shef—is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. In this role, he leads the development and strategy for XP3 Middle School and High School curriculum. Previously, Tom was North Point Ministries’ Multi-Campus Director of Transit, their middle school ministry, for 12 years. And before that, he spent 10 years as a high school teacher, coach, and principal. Additionally, he is the co-author of Lead Small with Reggie Joiner. Tom and his wife, Julie, live in Cumming, Georgia, with their three children, Mac, Joey, and Cooper.