Bob commented on the last post…
“If it’s not already in the works, I think a really cool component to the SeqHim library would be some kind of resources on how to phrase questions, how to calculate what kinds of questions to ask certain types of people, and how to take a conversation and come up with pointed questions on the fly. Clearly there won’t be a cookie cutter, formula approach, but it might be a useful tool for people to develop…this art of questioning!”
…and it reminded me of some very early discussions we had on spiritual assessment. What tools are available? Are they effective? What would be the purpose? Is it even appropriate?
After much discussion, brainstorming, etc we landed on yet another mind map. You can access it here: assessment-questions-v02.
You’ll find that it is a mind map of questions that could be used to determine where a person is in their walk with Christ and how they got to where they are. The information gathered would then be used to help them decide where to go next. It’s not a form or a questionnaire…it literally is a mental model…a graph. You don’t necessarily “interview” people…you just keep these questions in your mind and ask them when you need the information.
Anyway, I don’t have time to write-up the details this morning, but after reading Bob’s comments, I thought it might be good to share as is. Would love to hear your feedback!
3 Replies to “Spiritual Assessment Teaser”
God bless you, John, this is a beautiful resource. As God as gifted His Church, you are using your gifts to bless us richly. Thank you.
As are you, Will. It’s exciting to see how God can/will use different means to accomplish His purposes!
Yeah, checked out the mind map. Very cool. Very useful. Thanks!