I "tweeted" last week about something that I read over breakfast that rocked my world. It was some profound research/work on decision making styles. It is written and improved over a span of 20 years by Mervin Charles, who is a respected leader from EMM and the Mennonite Church. He is a former missionary and current Pastor in PA. I am sharing this material with his blessing. I hope that one day, CCF could have him come and do some teaching on this material. I think that it is truly great stuff.
A wise leader will prayerfully use the following four decision-making styles, will know when to use each one, and will be authentic and transparent when using them. All four are Biblical and appropriate styles of decision making.
- Seeking Counsel
- Seeking Consensus
In a series of blog posts to follow, I will share a summary of each of the styles. I hope you enjoy thinking through how they apply to your job, your ministry, your marriage, your family and any other area of your life that involves leadership and decision making.