When discerning vision and sharpening clarity, pastors are faced with an interesting dilemma between trust and objectivity.  Trust and objectivity are inversely related. When the leader is new to the organization, he or she will have maximum objectivity, but little trust. As trust is earned over the first several years, the vantage point of objectivity diminishes until it is gone forever.

Every effective leader at some point, and in some area will need to make critical decisions for the ministry that will carry long-term implications.  Don't let your bank account of trust keep you from benefiting from the objectivity of a strategic outsider.
Topics: Date: Jun 23, 2010 Tags: church consulting / strategic outsider / trust