When it comes to decision-making, it is so easy for leaders to find themselves on on one side of the spectrum or the other: feelings or instinct — rigorous cost analysis or risk analysis. On the one hand we might say we want to leave room for the Holy Spirit to lead us and on the other hand we site references like . . .
In a previous post, we concluded that decisions should be made in light of God and His purposes. Though by personality, some leaders will have more of a tendency to base decisions on feelings or circumstances, if we want to line up with God and His purposes, we need to stop long enough to ask at least some key questions. . . .
If you find yourself, as a leader or as a leadership team, making all the decisions, especially without getting input from others then . . .
Getting others involved in decision making could at times be a matter of obedience in lining up with God’s design for the Body. He has built into the Body an . . . That should be enough to motivate us to get others involved in making decisions but we also have pragmatic reasons. . . .
As a leader you will be faced with many decisions. Who has the final word? Perhaps Jesus’ Great Commission, which is part of a church leader’s job description, can provide some guidance. . . .
If you are feeling stifled in decision-making, go back to the Great Commission for some help in breaking free. You will first need to determine what it is that might be keeping you from making effective decisions. . . .