Image two congregations or staff teams who work from one of the two perspectives/mindsets listed in column A or B. Which do you think creates the most positive outcomes? Which do you think models and invites an I-Thou culture and way of being?
Questions in section A seem to come from and create an I-It culture and B invites an I-Thou culture. From which attitude do you function and “be” most often?
A. Leadership, congregation or staff team motivated by questions such as the following:
B. Leadership, congregation or staff team motivated by questions and a spirit such as the following:
Questions for Reflection:
- Which of these two sets of questions do you think is more effective in creating healthy, mature, Christ-like teams that yield positive outcomes? What is the difference between A and B? How would a congregation or staff team look that lived and functioned from the questions in section B?
- From which are you functioning? Which do you prefer? What are you willing to do to make the shift? Once making the shift, how do you put things in place to sustain the shift?
- How is goal setting informed by these two ways of being and doing?