The Default Decision

Every church committee has a, “default decision” in mind, when it’s time to make a decision.

  • It’s the decision that people expect the committee to make.

Usually, it’s a, “good decision,” in that it aims for the best possible outcome.

  • And, it’s usually trying not to break anything – keeping things together and intact.

But, the, “default decision,” is not always the, “right decision.”

  • Because what is, “right,” depends on for whom.

And, the, “default decision,” usually has to do with the interests of the church’s members.

  • But, really, the, “right decision,” is one that is more about the church’s mission.

We call this the: “Member-centric” vs. “Maker-centric” dynamic.