Thursday, July 19, 2007

Drucker-Driven Churches

Rick Warren's tutelage under business management guru Peter Drucker shines in Warren's article, Different kinds of pastors for different kinds of churches. Here Warren shares some worldly advice to the up and coming purpose-driven/pastor-CEO's...

"In order to grow to the next level – a multiple cell church - the pastor must be willing to change from owner/operator to manager/supervisor. At this level, you add staff members. Your role becomes managing and supervising people under you." (Editor emphasis)

"When the church grows beyond 400 people, the pastor must take on the role of executive.... You know you’ve reached this stage when you have beneath you an administrative or executive pastor, someone who handles details for you." (Editor emphasis)

" need to consciously improve your worship service. It’s got to be sharp, and it’s got be culturally relevant to the kind of people you aiming to reach.

"...The key role of the pastor at this stage is vision-setter. He sets the tone and the theme of the church by his own speaking – what he tells, what he talks about, and what he shares."

"...The larger the church gets, the more powerful the pulpit becomes for setting the direction of the church."

Editor's note: Read Warren's article, and replace the words "congregation" and "church" with the word BUSINESS. Does that change the essence of the article? More on the Warren-Drucker connection here. (Image credit:

Matthew 20
25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.


  1. AnonymousJuly 20, 2007

    jhclyYou know, this man doesn't seem to have a respect for the "Lord's heritage" (KJV).
    We are apparently not capeable of independant thought, at least as far as church participation is concerned.
    Is this because he considers us inferior mentaly/ spiritualy to himself?
    Or is it because he has mastered some sort of mind control or brainwashing ability, such as the cults use?
    There must be some reason he thinks everyone in these churches will do and think as the lead pastor says (and that they should).

  2. "...The larger the church gets, the more powerful the pulpit becomes for setting the direction of the church."

    That's because there is less and less of a percentage of people with discernment.


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