from my notebook

My head is full of thoughts, and I have to write them down.

Reworking the Church

Church Communicator Tim Schraeder has a great article over on ChurchLeaders.com called 10 Ways the Church Drives Me Crazy. I’ve seen everyone of these issues play out in the church numerous times in my too many to count years in the church. This is a great article that every church leader, staff or volunteer, should read. He bases the article off the book Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Here are a few of the quotes Tim uses.

“It doesn’t pay to be a workaholic. Instead of getting more done and being on top of your game, you actually start a chain reaction that results in decreased productivity, poor morale, and lazy decisions. And don’t forget the inevitable crash that’ll hit you soon enough.”

“Sometimes, you need to go ahead with a decision you believe in, even if it’s unpopular…”

“Scaring away new [people] is worse than losing old [ones].”

“When everything constantly needs approval, you create a culture of nonthinkers. You create a boss-versus-worker relationship that screams, ‘I don’t trust you.’”

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