The listing of possible BHAG’s is virtually limitless. Indeed, their miraculous, divine quality defies specific listing. Instead, BHAG’s are probably more accurately identified by their effects on people…pastors included. The following BHAG test will help you identify BHAG’s.
Y N 1) Does committing to the goal make you really nervous?
Y N 2) Does the goal create organizational anxiety?
Y N 3) Does the goal raise an uncomfortable level of fear of failure?
Y N 4) Does the goal illuminate your weaknesses and that of your leaders
Y N 5) Does the visionary goal go beyond the boundaries of normal standard
Y N 6) Will the goal take you to where “no man has ever gone before”?
Y N 7) Will the goal require an unprecedented witness of God’s power to
Y N 8) Is the goal something that you clearly recognize can only happen by
Y N 9) Will the goal’s implementation and attainment require a spiritual
transformation in you and other leaders?
Y N 10) Does the goal go beyond what is normally found in managerial
“how to” manuals?
Y N 11) Does the goal incite resistance among significant segments of the
- Y N 12) Is the goal costly and demanding of great sacrifice?
Y N 13) Is it a goal that you and your leaders are absolutely convinced that
God is directing you to do?
- Y N 14) Considering the difficulty and complexity involved in achieving this
goal, would you rather not do it?
Y N 15) Does thinking of this goal drive you to begin an obsessive life of