Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Do I let it burn itself out?

Seth Godin has a great post today about the difficulty in sticking to a plan when there are always fires to put out. His point is that most companies are always on fire. I think this holds true for most churches. A lot of pastors spend a lot of their time running around putting out fires. Some one is always upset. Something always needs doing. Some one always needs visiting or reassurance. One thing that I am trying to learn is discernment. Are their fires that can just burn themselves out? Are their ways to get rid of flammable materials? It's a short piece but worth the read.

1 comment:

travis spencer said...

Maxwell says it kinda like this:
Leaders set the schedules, cast their vision, and establish their workload.

Managers respond to problems, allow others to fill their calendar, and look at the present, not the future.

Pastors should lead, not manage.

Saying all that... it's alot easier to type these statements than to live them out.