However I see much value in learning from people who have been successful in the eyes of the world. I enjoy studying their journey and learning from their successes and failures. That’s why I chose to read the Marriott biography. Though I would never build a ministry model from a corporate mentality, it does not prevent me from taking in the biblically compatible truths that they have (perhaps even accidentally) subscribed to.
Because this book was a somewhat more technical book than I am used to reading I will simply list the major takeaways:
- take care of the people that work for you (with you in my case).
- learners are listeners (and not just listening to words)
- value the team more than the individual
- risk is an inextricable part of success
As I build my team these are truths that I will keep trying to transfer into the way we do ministry.