Compromise is just as critical to leadership as vision and decisiveness.
“Real leaders apologize with real apologies.”
“Is there any hope for our church?”
Unless you are a curmudgeon, these signs would give you a favorable impression of the church.
People look up to you. They look to you for calm and assurance. And they look to you for God’s perspective in this mess. What can you offer?
This isn’t your grand-dad’s ministry.
In essence, my team asked guests to attend a worship service on the same day to get their immediate impressions of the church. Among those who had a positive experience, we heard a pattern of recurring themes.
“From my perspective, these seven factors are not huge surprises; they are really affirmations of much of what we have been sharing with you.”
“Time is a gift from God. It is not to be wasted or abused.”
“How many churches in America today clearly fall into one or more of these categories?”