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TN125 How to take major decisions

First published on this website in June 2020 and last updated in May 2022

Words: 1900
Size: 160 kB
Categories: Planning , Structures


These notes are designed to help churches where important decisions need to be made in a group context. Such decisions are all about change and so can heighten emotions. This topic is particularly relevant in a post-pandemic world.

There are ten suggestions, with explanation for each one.

  1. Learn from biblical patterns
  2. Discover the real issues
  3. Select the decision-makers
  4. Decide on the process
  5. Choose facilitators, venues and times
  6. Undertake research
  7. List the options
  8. Minimise hurtful conflict
  9. Select how to decide
  10. Clarify next steps


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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in May 2022 with minor amendments to the text.