Steering Through the Chaos book review
March 18, 2010 1 Comment
Steering Through Chaos is an eye opener in many ways for me. Our church is going through a huge transition changing leaders and it has given us many strategies to attack our insecurities and questions while trying to deal with the unknown future.
This book could not have been more timely in our situation and it has made me rethink how clear our vision needs to be in order to move forward through the chaos. Scott Wilson lays out the difficult task of bringing people on board to make changes and move forward even when it seems the church should ride out the wave of succeeding plans with the sigmoid curve.
The most impacting chapter for me was on corporate prayer. In this chapter he lays out his interest in the fact meetings should be more about seeking and approaching God first and business second. I have found that seeking God in business centered meetings seem to be lacking and it needs to be a necessity in order to move forward with the plans God has for our church. The fact that Scott stepped up the game on his elders and made them think and understand that prayer is an integral part of decision-making was astounding.
Through our difficult transitions, we as the leadership of our church have found the things Scott Wilson has written about to be helpful and appropriate for our situation. I can only praise God for a book that has come at the right time to help us in our time of uncertainty and doubt.