1. What are the "fires" in our church that need to be extinguished? (trouble points, problems with the system and structure, issues that must not be ignored, relational conflicts, communication gaps, prayerlessness, unmet needs, frustrations, lack of love and unity, division, doctrinal disharmony, areas of congregational vulnurability)
2. What are the "smoldering embers" that might become a fire if we ignore them?
Addressing the second question regularly and honestly will save church leaders countless hours of trouble, heartache and clean up work.