Should You Continue to Follow the “No Vision Leader”?

Greg Atkinson wrote something that caught my eye this morning. What do you think?

Yes, there are some people that quickly pick up on the lack of vision and leave the church to find another more vibrant church, but how many people keep coming back week after week secretly hoping things will get better? Hoping and praying that the pastor will get a word from God, lead with passion, conviction and purpose. I wonder how many gifted, capable, passionate lay leaders are sitting untapped in congregations around the country. I wonder.

Wow. I have to say that I have been one of those leaders at times over the years. My tendency has tended to side with the ‘hold out hope and try to make positive change wherever/however possible’ side of things.

Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people that couldn’t stick it out. And that’s ok, I guess.

That makes Greg’s words ring true with me. Many great leaders won’t wait around for a vision to take shape. And when their leader shows no tendency toward any kind of tangible vision, they move on.

And understandably so.

There have been many times I’ve questioned my strategies and feelings in this area.

What do you think? Is it better to stick around and try to affect change; or better to move on and join a team where vision and the ability to move forward is easier?


via Greg Atkinson.

One Comments

  • Mark Triplett December 26, 2015 Reply

    Been there twice myself and right now as well. Often, the Bible and the Lord seem silent on this subject. When I get restless, is it me or it it the Lord telling me to move on? Just seems that there’s never a clear answer.

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