When a church leadership team gets together, it’s not unusual to see them asking a god to guide them and help them with their vision.
Someone tell me how this method is any different:
I frequently have long conversations with my bowling ball. Of course, I drink.
It’s snowing on Santa and his reindeer!
The guys who wrote the great little book, ReWork, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier, have a wonderful chapter on this kind of thing. They say you can’t tell the future so why bother. I guess what I’m saying is that this doesn’t just apply to churches.
I am getting a vision… I see… a giant monkey!
Doesn’t just appy to churches. I can think of quite a few corporations that work the same way. Finance is just as much faith based as any religion.
BTW, i love your work, np.
I’ve been through too many ‘mission statements’ at work to have any ‘faith’ in the process. It’s more an exercise in management convincing themselves they know what the frack they’re doing. Toss a few buzzwords around, pass out a few memos, wow, instant transformation of the old style of business to the exciting new style of business!
I can’t imagine that the religious equivalent works any better.