The other day while going through old files, I found a piece of paper that I used a while back to make a ministry decision. I was trying to pray through and decide where to live and do ministry. Honestly, I still don’t know if I made the right decision in the past. Like any decision, there were positives and negatives for each possible path way. There were risks no matter which decision I made.
May my questions help if you ever find yourself in the same boat.
1.) Is the Holy Spirit guiding me to either option? Or is this a decision I am free to make fully on my own? Can I honor God and His call at either place? Can good fruit come from either choice? Why or why not?
2.) Which leader that I would serve under to I trust and connect with the most? How long will this leader likely be there?
3.) Which option most needs what I am hoping to launch? Where will it be easier to recruit volunteers and participants?
4.) Which is easier to create a ministry or a culture?
5.) Which ministry partner has offered more resources (financial, facilities and people)?
6.) Where am I more likely to find my wife?
7.) Do I want more autonomy or direction with more top-level feedback?
8.) If I don’t leave my hometown now, will I ever leave?
9.) Which location/opportunity will be easier? Which will likely be the most fun?
10.) How much is recruitment/ministry growth fear a key driver in my decision?