Tony Morgan has a great post on the importance of leadership. I have seen this played out over and over again within churches. You see families or factions within a church trying to exert control without the responsibility that goes along with it. It saddens me to see a lack of unity in so many churches in our area. As I have talked with other ministers, it seems like many of them are struggling with people who are stepping up trying to exert control and hijack the vision of the church. This post makes me realize that much of the blame lies with the leadership not having and sharing the vision, strategy, and plan for the church. Here are a few of his statements that really stood out to me. Check out Tony’s post here.
- Without vision, people will define their own vision and the loudest voice will prevail.
- Without strategy, people will do what they’re most passionate about whether or not it helps the organization fulfill its mission.
- Without leadership, people will follow the leader they choose or assume they’re the leader.