Home Youth Leaders Youth Leaders Blogs The Temptations of Easy

The Temptations of Easy

Organizations whose leaders experience challenges are often tempted to resolve their problems with a one size fits all solution. In churches this plays out when the leadership pinpoints a problem and believes that the entire church organization needs to apply the solution. Vision is cast and the solution is packaged as a paradigm that everyone must institute in their area of responsibility.

The only problem is that seldom does the problem manifest itself in every facet of the church. The issue may be out of the overflow of one arena the church orchestrates. The paradigm inadvertently causes ministries who are healthy to reallocate time people and resources in response to issues they are not suffering from and thereby creating loss for themselves.

I get that everyone needs to be intentional and chip in but not every area needs change.

There is no simple church and no one size fits all paradigms. This is manufacturing and not wisdom. The application of industrial age thinking is an act of negligence and futility. It will not pan out and you lose more than you gain.

Pinpoint the issue, source, and correct response rather than hindering everything else providing answers to questions they are not asking or even struggling with.

Previous articleCaring for the Chronically Ill in Your Group
Next articleWhen to and Not to Squeal on Your Youth
chadswanzy@churchleaders.com'
Chad Swanzy has served in youth ministry for 15 years and currently works as the student ministry director at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas. Learn more from Chad and ask him your questions at ChadSwanzy.com.