People follow leaders they trust. When churches have weathered the storm of failed pastoral leadership, people are understandably challenged to put their trust in someone else. Then it is that those responsible for governance need data driven insight to have accurate evidence on people’s perceptions and perspectives in order to move forward with confidence, while regaining people’s trust.
The connection of leaders to church members when strong, can be an effective pathway to navigating change with positive outcomes. Lasting change cannot be effective with a less-than-trustworthy leader.
Leaders that engage in evidence based discernment that engages all members in offering their voice, perceptions and insights have the greatest opportunity for results that prosper a congregation’s future.
Escellent tools are available today for evidence based discernment are available to faith communities and other non profits.