Interview Questions

During your one-on-one, we will ask you to respond to 4 out of the 5 questions:

  1. A non-Christian friend asks you to explain to them in a nutshell the message of Christianity. What would you tell them?
  2. Think about the last time that you had a conflict with someone over an issue. Briefly describe the issue and how you resolved the conflict. In hindsight how would you have handled it differently, if at all and why?
  3. Imagine that you have a degree in your hand at the end of four years. AAIV throws you a graduation party. As you look wistfully at the faces around the room and think back nostalgically to your freshman year and you say to yourself, “Wow! God has fulfilled the vision He had for this chapter.” What would have happened that would make you say this?
  4. Tell us about a risk that you have taken for the Gospel this year; please be specific.
  5. What would you say are two strengths and two areas of growth for our chapter?

Gospel Outline Tools

The Big Story; The Four Worlds Diagram

Small Group Apprenticeship

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Small Group Leading

Still Processing Your Gifts or Strengths?

Breaking Out of the Spiritual Gifts Straitjacket

Situation-Behavior-Impact (SBI) Tool

The SBI is a helpful tool used in conversation regarding conflict and impact. SBI helps by presenting a situation that is detailed and easy to understand and highlights the direct and indirect impacts of a given situation. It can be contextualized and tailored to a unique context. This model is especially helpful for Asian Americans, to exercise directness when addressing conflicts, as opposed to conflict avoidance and “beating around the bush.” The tool will require intentional reflection and processing. Each category is briefly described along with a few examples.

Situation: Describe the context/situation where the observed behavior occurred

  • “When our team met yesterday to plan the …”
  • “When we were hanging out on Monday …”

Behavior: Describe the specific behavior that was hurtful, insensitive, or problematic

  • “I noticed that all but one person spoke up.”
  • “You made a joke about …”
  • “You mentioned how ….”

Impact: Describe the impact on you and/or others (as well as possible future impact)

  • “I’m concerned that there may not be enough opportunities for others to speak up.”
  • “The joke was a bit hurtful to me and others because …”
  • “The community is very sensitive to such _____ and can come across as _____.”

Invitation: Finally, pray and allow the person to process. Help them lean into understanding and invite them into possibly next steps.

Addition Resources for Asian American Leaders

Follow Jesus, Honoring Our Parents