Why do governing bodies need
Business consultant Peter Drucker
suggested that the three toughest management jobs in the
are university president, hospital CEO, and senior pastor of a large
church. I would add a
fourth: the head of a
denominational governing body one level above the congregation.
They are hailed by a variety of names--bishops, executives,
district superintendents, are a few—but what they have in common is
the responsibility to lead a body where typically less than a third of
folks are clearly satisfied with what is happening in their
organizations. That’s just
one of the things that makes it tougher than being a pastor of a local
church where, on average, just over half the congregation is clearly
satisfied with things…and that’s tough enough.