TIM KELLER ON CHURCH SIZE AND LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Church Size: Leadership and Management – Tim Keller

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One of the best leadership articles I have read in recent years is Tim Keller’s article on Church Size Process Management.  This is a must read for every pastor serious about taking their church to the next level.

Keller writes on importance of this concept…

“One of the most common reasons for pastoral leadership mistakes and missteps is blindness to the significance of church size. Size has an enormous impact on how a church functions. There is a “size culture” that profoundly affects how decisions are made, how relationships flow, how effectiveness is evaluated, what its ministers, staff, and lay leaders do. We tend to think of the chief differences between churches mainly in denominational or theological terms, but that under-estimates                                                               the impact of size on how a church operates.”

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10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN DECISION-MAKING

  1. PLUNGING IN | Gather information before thinking about the root of the issue…
  2. FRAME BLINDNESS | Set out to solve the wrong problem by losing sight of most important objectives…
  3. FRAME CREEP| Define the problem from one perspective or unduly define it by too many…
  4. OVERCONFIDENCE | Fail to collect factual information because you are too sure of your own assumptions…
  5. SHORTSIGHTED SHORTCUTS | Rely on most convenient information without questioning if it fits the situation…
  6. SHOOTING FROM THE HIP | “Wing it” with final choice rather than follow systematic process…
  7. GROUP FAILURE | Assume smart choices automatically follow smart people and allow group to self-manage…
  8. FOOL YOURSELF | Fail to interpret outcomes of past decisions for what they really say or rewrite history to protect your ego…
  9. DON’T KEEP SCORE | Assume experience is obvious and there is no need to track results or look for lessons…
  10. LACK OF AUDIT | Pay attention only to the pieces without evaluating how the parts

Based on the book DECISION TRAPS

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