The Deacons and I are working on the church mission and vision statement, and working to put together a reshaped mission and vision statement, as well as a process for discipleship (how does "connecting, growing, serving, sharing, changing" strike you). Bylaws and church governance comes as the next step.
In this process, I have been reading Going Deep: Becoming A Person of Influence, by Gordon MacDonald (He also wrote, Who Stole My Church: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century)
These questions stuck out to me, and I've been pondering them for some time now. They are questions I think every Christian should be pondering.
What are you learning?
Who are you teaching?
What are the Results?
So, What are you learning? Who are you teaching? What are the Results? Are you being a student of the word? Are you studying to show yourself approved? Who are you teaching? Are you only taking in, or are you pouring out? Knowledge is great. But what are you doing with it? Are you teaching others, and are you bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God?