Many don’t understand the need for strategic planning in some organizations, especially churches. A common feeling is that if we just pray for it “God will provide”. Now I would never want to take anything away from the power of prayer and God’s ability to bless any ministry or organization.
The great temptation of power is control, and the great consequence of control is lack of relationship. The reason that intimacy is so difficult in ministry is you’re not in control—you’re in relationship. You have to enter a person’s life and they have to enter yours. The minute you start