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Group Decisions

By Doug Franklin January 12, 2011

Ever been at a church meeting where a large group of people are trying to make a decision? I was in a meeting like this just the past week. A group of us were trying to help our church move forward. Many people had good ideas but it was clear just about everyone had a different expectation on what they wanted from the church. In this situation it’s impossible to make a decision. So frustration grows because no sees a way forward. This is why decision by committee doesn’t work, and it’s also why leaders are so important. The disciples were facing the same problem in the book of Acts. Some of the poorer women needed help and lots of people were trying to figure out the best way to help them. The disciples wisely chose a few good men to take over the problem and get it solved. When large groups try and make decisions people will get hurt. Stop and give decision making power to a few good people and follow them.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More