I’ve had a lot of conversations with church leaders and this is the most common theme for every 100 churches.
You have assumptions. Probably some core assumptions. You’re making decisions based on some set of information. So what are they? You’re making bets on your time, your resources, your team, the strategic plays you’re running, but are they clearly identified?
I get the humbling opportunity to work with scores of churches and pastors every year on their strategic planning and leadership development. It’s fascinating to see the diversity of teams, challenges, personalities, traditions, buildings, and priorities in such a broad sampling.
In addition, I’ve been privileged to learn more about leadership from the church I personally attend than in all my corporate world experience. And from these perspectives, I want to zoom out and ask, “What do I really look for in my pastor? What matters? What makes me drawn to be part of this church?”