“So great leaders don’t try to please everyone. Great leaders don’t water down their message in order to make the tribe a bit bigger. Instead, they realize that a motivated, connected tribe in the midst of a movement is far more powerful than a larger group could ever be” (Tribes, p. 67).
I think this applies to Lead Ministers too.
If I tried to please everyone, I would lose my mind…and my way. I have to seek God’s will for my life and His church and do my best to make His will a reality in both my life and His church.
I must speak the truth and fight the temptation to water down the message to build a crowd.
It’s been my experience that people want to be a part of a movement, so if I focus on walking with integrity, preaching the truth, seeking God’s will, lifting up the name of Jesus, and serving His church humbly the people will come…and the tribe will grow.