One challenge spiritual leaders face today involves decision-making to please everyone. Usually, the “squeaky wheel” gets the grease. Those who complain the most and loudest tend to get action.
Marco Rubio says, “We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.”
Leaders often struggle with decisions that might cause someone to leave the church and go somewhere else or abandon it altogether.
Leaders are needed who will practice the following: 1) examine the scripture to make sure the decision is biblical and not just following the flow of modern popularity or opinion, 2) never rush a decision, but do not hesitate between two opinions either, 3) if the decision is right, then make it, 4) remember, not every decision will please everyone.
The next generation of leaders must learn how to make sound, biblical decisions. There may be those who leave, but if the decision is for the greater good of the whole, it should be made.
More could be said, but the responsibility of training the next generation of leaders to be decisive is crucial to the future.