Posted by: everynation | December 9, 2009

How to Make Good Decisions

by Steve Murrell

Leaders make decisions. Lots of them. Some good. Some bad. The best decisions are value based.

The worst ministry decisions are based on:
– random open doors
– the latest get-big-quick scheme
– what worked for someone else
– how much it costs (just because it’s cheap, does not mean it is a good decision)

The following 4 questions help our Victory leaders make good decisions:

1.   Does it help us ENGAGE our culture and our community?
2.   Does it help us ESTABLISH spiritual foundations?
3.   Does it help us EQUIP all believers to minister?
4.   Does it help us EMPOWER all disciples to make disciples?

No matter if the decision is big or small, no matter if it effects the whole church or one department, no matter if it requires millions or hundreds of pesos – all good decisions run through this grid. Bad decisions don’t.

How do you make decisions?

NOTE: All of my astute blog readers realize from the above that good decisions are those that help us MAKE DISCIPLES.

Steve Murrell is a missionary, pastor, and the author of “The Reluctant Leader” and “The Accidental Missionary.”



  1. I love the random open doors comment. I’m so over the charismatic hype of open doors. I think I’ll blog about it:)

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