A Menu of Questions for a Base/Training Leader Overseeing a Course Leader
It is recommended that the base leader meet with the school leader about every two weeks. The questions below are suggestions only, but will help to make the meeting more profitable. It would help the school leader, if the questions were discussed before the school starts, so that he or she knows what to expect.
- Are you spending enough time with the Lord, your wife or husband, your family, your staff?
- What aspects of the school are causing the greatest pressure at the present time?
- What specific opportunities of ministry within YWAM have been placed before the students and student leaders?
- On each DTS we interview each student three times to help them hear from God and move into the next phase. How have the interviews gone?
- There are several forms which need to be completed for the University of the Nations for each school. Each is filled in at a different stage of the school. What stage are you at in the preparation of these forms?
- Are there any difficulties in the relationships between people on the school? (eg tensions between staff and students...)
- How are the students doing in areas outside their lectures - work duties, dormitories...? What is the result of your enquiries?
- Are there any persistent major problems in the lives of any of the students? What action is being taken in these situations?
- What is the financial situation of the school - lecture and outreach phases, students and staff?
The Next School
- What teachers are planned for the next school? What plans do you have to ensure that all essential topics are covered in the teaching - especially vision for missions and evangelism?
- Who are you planning to have as school staff in the next school? What is your assessment of their maturity level?
- After the school is completed the school leaders should meet with base leader or council for debriefing. This should be primarily for encouraging the school leaders but needs also to include a time of evaluation. The strengths and weaknesses of the school are discussed and plans are made for improvement.