“We mustn’t do x because it would upset all our longstanding faithful worshippers.”
How often do we make decisions like that in the church? Missional thinker Eric Bryant suggests that’s all wrong. He says,
As church leaders, we need to make decisions based on who is not here yet, rather than on who has been here the longest.
He takes the principle from business, although he wants us to avoid the dangers of consumerism. Essentially, the challenge is this: will we make our decisions based on mission or on maintenance?
What do you think? What is your experience?