Virtually every decision has a moral aspect, but there are also other modes to consider: effective versus ineffective, good versus best, safe versus risky.
Carl F. George
It's not stretching it too far to say a leader is much like a basketball referee: in the middle of the action, trying to keep the game clean and fair, and above all, calling 'em as he sees 'em.
Decision making is just as important and difficult to the pastor as to the ref — and occasionally just as unpopular.
One of the best at making the right call is Carl George. Director of the Pasadena-based Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth since 1978, he spends a full one-third of his time with individual churches and pastors who have requested help. His wisdom is a combination of thirteen years in the pastorate (University Baptist Church, Gainesville, Florida), consulting work with more than three dozen denominations, postgraduate study in sociology, and wide self-education, all processed by one of the fastest ...1