Sometimes leaders alone set the vision for the church and then expect people to joyfully and wholeheartedly implement the goals to get there. Reality, however, may pose a different scenario … difficulty getting people on board with the vision, hard time recruiting people to accomplish the goals, insufficient giving to move forward.
God’s Design for the Church Suggests Who Sets the Vision: Involvement of the Body
Read the Body Life section on this website and you’ll find three important elements to take into consideration in any task a church leader seeks to accomplish, including who sets the vision and goals to get there.
Ephesians 4:16 reminds us that everybody has a part. … “doing” their part but also in providing input.
2) unity out of diversity
One of the reasons we need each other is that we bring different perspectives to the table.
3) dignity of all
As leaders, we must guard against feeling and acting like our position gives us the edge and the right to control people.
The Steering the Church Toward Body Life Leadership Guide contains this content along with some additional thoughts on each of these points.