May 7, 2008 Tony Morgan

7 Filters for Leadership Decisions

One of the advantages of serving with Perry is that I get to sit under powerful teaching, but I also get to watch him model what it is to be a leader in a growing ministry/organization. Yesterday, as we were meeting in our weekly leadership team gathering, he offered this insight. One of the things that Perry is doing is he’s empowering leaders around him to make decisions. He offered these seven questions as filters for us to consider whether or not we’re making wise decisions.

  1. Does this decision compromise the Gospel?
  2. Will this negatively impact our vision?
  3. Is this something everyone will be genuinely excited about?
  4. Is this just a temporary solution?
  5. Will this decision add more to our plate?
  6. Are we attempting excellence or extravagance?
  7. Am I making this decision for the good of the church or just my area?

From those seven questions, you get a real sense of the values Perry holds high for NewSpring. Those questions will look different for your church or organization, but do you know what your questions are? If not, it’s highly likely that the leaders around you either aren’t empowered to make decisions or they don’t know what a wise decision looks like.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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