Podcast Episode #386
Decisions have to be made in the church. Unfortunately our desire to be nice and avoid hurting someone’s feelings can often lead to either a bad decision or simply not making one that’s needed.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Christian organizations should be better stewards of resources than any other organization.
- Most people know when a change in personnel needs to be made in a local church.
- Sometimes we are just too nice that we are unwilling to confront sin.
- Things in the church will be so different 5-10 years from now. Many churches are not ready for this change.
- “Being nice” is not always the best thing to do—especially when it leads to poor decisions.
- Do you want a job or do you want to make a difference? Making a difference involves making hard choices.
- Make the right decisions—not the most expedient ones.
The seven reasons being nice can lead to bad decisions are:
- We don’t make a needed personnel decision.
- We are unwilling to confront sin.
- We won’t eliminate a weak program or ministry.
- We are unwilling to make tough decisions on facilities.
- We compromise the Word of God.
- We let volunteers continue in positions where they should not.
- We make bad financial choices.
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