The Lost Art Of Contrarian Leadership
Something I've picked up over the years that's worked more than not.
And allows us to break stagnation to boot!
It's the good ol' fashun ZIG ZAG.
Most pastors zig when they should zag.
Here's what I mean.
In a given situation there's a natural inclination to either take a big risk or play it safe.
In most cases leaders follow the herd and do what everybody else is doing.
This results in getting the same results everyone else gets.
Early on in my ministry I asked myself this question… "Do I want the same results as everyone else? Or do I want different results?"
Because the average church size is under 80 people and struggle to break that number.
Of course attendance isn't everything.
But it is one important sign of health and growth that is actually measurable.
Anyways, back to the principle of zig zag.
Back in 2020 during the pandemic the vast majority of leaders were running scared.
And I don't mean this in a critical way at all but I saw a prime opportunity to zig when others zagged.
The churches that faded the move and dared to be bold and stay open ended up seeing tremendous results by and large.
Many churches grew and bore a ton of fruit!
Reaching lost people and making disciples in a time of fear.
That's a perfect example of a zigzag.
Of course, this requires wisdom and experience to make sound decisions in the face of potential downside.
It's not a "one size fits all" way of thinking.
But more often than not you can simply watch the "herd" and go a different direction.
Anyways, that's all I have for you today...
Hope it stirs some good thoughts!
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Have a great day,