One reason that questions are so important is that questions drive strategy. Simply put:
good questions lead to good strategies.
As urban disciple making movement practitioners, mentors and catalysts, our guiding question is this: what is necessary for the word of God to spread rapidly and be honored throughout my city?
However, there are many other strategic questions that are important to help you navigate the day-to-day and week-to-week challenges of initiating uDMMs.
Here are a few questions I have developed for myself based on the guiding-lesson principles from Pete Blaber’s excellent book, The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander.
- The mission, the men, and me: what are my priorities? given my priorities, what options do I want to consider?
- Don’t get treed by a chihuahua: what do I know about this situation? what don’t I know? what do I need to know?
- When in doubt, develop the situation: what next steps can I take? what are two or three pilot projects that would move me forward?
- Imagine the unimaginable, humor your imagination: what are some of the most out-of-the-box ideas that I have about this?
- Always listen to the guy on the ground: what am I learning from people of peace? what is their point of view? what would they do?
- It’s not reality unless it’s shared: what am I learning? who am I sharing this with? who are other people I are learning from?
Now it is your turn: what questions are driving your strategy? Use the comment section to let me know. Thanks!
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