I recognize the need for oversight of the various ministries within a church body through reporting and even in-person updates to leadership and to membership. However, micromanagement chokes off the freedom that allows the church body to select missions they choose to support. As I mentioned in my last #aviewfromthepews blog, it also chokes off designated funding for those missions. Open discussion before the congregation gets stifled. Micromanagement can morph into the church supporting only the favorite missions of the senior minister. Does that open the doors to potential nepotism?
“Changes in the missions ministry committee led to the elder in charge stepping down and other members leaving the group. It became evident they were no longer an autonomous ministry of the church under the direction of the missions elder. They were relegated to micromanagement by the senior minister.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, p. 34.)
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