Questions that I wish I knew to ask.

Recently I was asked to speak about church planting. As I sat down to put my thoughts on the computer, I was taken back on my own journey. I remember when well-respected senior leaders on several occasions asked me how they could help me. I remember being bewildered because I did not how to answer that question. If I knew what I needed, I was fairly certain that I could get it. However, my problem was that I did not know, what I did not know! I knew I needed help, but I did not know what I needed! 

As I began putting my thoughts on the computer, I started to write out questions that I wish that I would have known to ask. Someone once said that the key to success is knowing the right questions to ask. Here is a list of questions that can be helpful in the discovery process of planting churches.

Click on this link to download these powerful questions:

Church Planting Questionnaire

  • Merle Shenk 

Merle Shenk serves on the DOVE International apostolic council and is the associate pastor of Newport Church.