I read a blog recently that was pessimistic about the small church. Let me rephrase that — the blogger said, “There is no hope for the small church.” He cited the following reasons:
- He had read Good to Great by Jim Collins, and had applied Collins’ business insights to the church, and small churches in particular.
- He concluded that small churches didn’t have the kind of leadership Collins describes (Level 5 leaders), and that even if small churches could find Level 5 leaders, the “wrong people were on the bus.” (Collins talks about getting the “wrong” people off the corporate bus, and getting the “right” people on the bus.)
I am not mentioning this blogger’s name or blog because I completely disagree with him, and I have some reasons of my own: Continue reading “2007 is going to be a good year!”