On top, the 160,000 people who gathered for Trump’s inauguration. Below, 1.8 million for Obama. Trump says he has a movement. What he had in a November was a coalition — just enough people voting for him for a variety of reasons. The demographics worked out that people who have no interest in working together, looked at Trump and said he may be wrong on these 6 things, but he’s ok on my one top issue. Most republicans hated him. Now the republican leadership in the Senate and Congress fear Trump because he appears popular. He doesn’t have a movement, he has an office.
The goals that we adopt at charge conference and the hopes lifted up in council meetings rarely bring about real change. Like failed New Year’s resolutions, last year’s church plans go unimplemented. Instead of developing another mission statement that no one remembers, why not learn how to lead your whole church in a process of prayerful discernment? Workshop leader Bill Kemp is the author of Reality Check 101 and eight other books targeted at bringing about system-wide change in the local church.