Guy Kawasaki, in his great book, The Art of the Start, quotes Dee. W. Hock:
â€œIt is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdomâ€ (p. 100).
Hock and Kawasaki both are speaking about business. I think it applies to the church as well. I dream of pastoring a church with a vast variety of expressions, perspectives, and abilities. I dream of a local church that has an expression of extreme diversity. This is what I labor for. Unity in homogeneity is easy. Unity in diversity isnâ€™t. Theyâ€™re right: the humility, tolerance, and wisdom required are very rare, not only among the leadership, but all members. But I strive towards this will all my might!