- What is your company/organisation trying to achieve?
- Are you personally committed to that?
- Are you committed to the people you work with?
- What are your strengths? How do you use those to achieve the company’s goals?
- Do you appreciate the strengths of your coworkers?
- Do your strengths work together?
If you’re a manager/team leader:
- Do you communicate the company vision to your team?
- Do you help the team understand how they’re part of achieving the vision?
- Do you encourage and build up the people working for you?
- Does your leadership style lead to them feeling personally committed to the company, to their coworkers, and to you?
- Do you appreciate and develop their strengths?
- Are there any collective weaknesses which need to be covered?
Slavery in Egypt
- What was Pharaoh trying to achieve in Egypt at the beginning of the book of Exodus?
- Why did he force the children of Israel to work for him?
- How did he force them to work?
- What effect did this have on their personal commitment to him and to what he was trying to achieve?
- What was their response?
- What was God’s response?
Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land
- What were the Israelites trying to achieve in Joshua 1-11?
- How would you describe Joshua’s approach to leadership?
- How did he relate to God? How did he relate to the people he was leading?
- How did they respond to him?
- How did Joshua keep them focused on their mission?
- What different roles did people play in achieving the mission?
- How did the different Judges relate to the people of Israel?
- How was this a contrast to the nations that were oppressing them at that point in time?
- How did the people cooperate with the leadership of the Judge?
You can read about David’s life in 1&2 Samuel.
- What was David’s job as king?
- What did he try to achieve?
- How did he share his purpose with the people he was leading?
- Do we see them being personally committed to either David or his goals?
- Do we ever see that commitment being lost?
- How did David respond at those times?
- What different skills did the people around David have? How did David employ those skills?
- What was Jesus’ mission?
- How did he share that with his disciples? How did they respond?
- How did their commitment to this purpose change over time?
- How were the disciples different from each other?
- Did Jesus appreciate the differences of His disciples? How were their differences employed towards achieving the mission?
You can read about Paul in Acts 9 onwards.
- How did Paul cooperate with Barnabas and Silas?
- What was the common purpose that they shared?
- How do we see them being personally committed to each other and to the mission?
- What are their different strengths, and how do you see those in action in pursuit of the mission?
- How did they help each other?
Two of Paul’s younger companions were Timothy and Titus, and we can read the letters that Paul wrote to them as the books of 1&2 Timothy and Titus.
- How did Timothy and Titus learn to share Paul’s mission?
- What evidence do we see of them being personally committed to the mission, and to Paul?
- How were they different, how did Paul relate differently to them, and what difference did their strengths make to the mission?
- How did Paul want them to continue the mission on beyond his work (and life)?