Ten Commandments for Church Failure #8 – Love Your Bureaucracy

These posts are adapted from Donald Keough’s excellent book The Ten commandments for Business Failure. This book was such an excellent source of common sense and probable one of the best books I’ve read in some time.

There are many ways to fail, but if you want to simply strangle your church, make sure you maintain a complicated bureaucracy of committees and boards. To ensure that nothing ever happens, don’t appoint people who meet the Scriptural requirements of leadership. Just fill the positions with whoever is available, and make sure they have overlapping job descriptions. Better yet, don’t give the committees job descriptions. Just let them have big titles and then debate endlessly.


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