Thursday, February 03, 2005

VIEW FROM THE PEW: Encouraging Feedback

Everyone has an opinion. Some people never miss an opportunity to let everyone know what they think. However, most people don’t have the confidence to express an opinion that may be different or unpopular. This type of person would rather get along with the group than stand out from the group. Therefore, churches, just like most organizations, are dominated by the type of people who are most outspoken.

This is an area where churches should be different from other organizations. Churches should be organization’s where everyone’s opinion carries equal weight. Churches should also be organization’s where the opinions of people on the outside are as important as the opinion of those on the inside. Church leaders could encourage more feedback by making it a habit to ask the participants in their ministry about what they think of the ministry.

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