The Strategic Issue for Every Board
By: Tom Bandy
Change is inevitable, even if we stay the same. Therefore, no matter what we do, somebody will be dissatisfied. Somebody will leave church. We cannot keep everybody happy, and complete harmony is forever beyond our grasp. Therefore, the painful question every Board members face is:

“Are we willing to lose a few so that we might reach the many”?

The only solution is to develop criteria about who you want to keep and who you are willing to lose. What would Jesus do? Jesus would keep the ones who are disciplined about worship, spiritual growth, and total outreach to the “least of his brothers and sisters”. Christians are called to lead the mission, not be the mission. Those people “out there” (hurting and helpless) … they are the mission.

Learn more in “Roadrunner” by Tom Bandy.