Peter Drucker has been described as “the founder of modern management.” A distinguished author, professor and consultant to business, he died in 2005 at the age of 95. In later years he increasingly devoted his expertise to the voluntary social sector and to church leadership.
Many first-time authors have no idea how many words are in their manuscript, or how many they hope to have. They say, “I’ve got about 100 pages,” but page count is no indicator of length. Is that single-spaced or double? Words matter more than the number pages.
What if we could look into the future 10 years from now and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now so that your congregation would be numbered with the healthy?
As I wrote this this blog I was on a plane to Korea. Honestly, I don’t particularly like going on mission trips, 14-hour flights, eating food when I don’t know what’s in it, or struggling to communicate with people who don’t speak the same language. So, why did I go?