"We need more structure in our decision making. Without that discipline, we'll never accomplish anything."
"We're a church, not a business. We need to rely on God. We can't operate like the corporate world."
Ever been on one side or the other of this argument? Or perhaps in the middle? As corporate "best practices" are applied to church life, church leaders struggle to make sense of it all.
Mike Bonem, author of Leading from the Second Chair and Congregational Change, writes that though corporate wisdom means "getting the right people on the bus," spiritual leadership requires something more.