Dan Dick raises some questions about the United Methodist Church’s move to adopt conference dashboards.
Having MORE people, small groups, projects, pastors, ministries, and money seems, on the surface, to be a good thing. However, there is an implicit given that must be taken into consideration, and that is a presumed quality. The presumption that our future growth will all be high quality denies our current reality: if we’re not doing very well with what we already have, it is highly unlikely we will do better with more.
This is a common refrain for Dan. The post is not just critique, though. He offers his positive vision as well. Read it here.
I am wary of us adopting, even for good reason, a stance that suggests more people is not a good thing. That strikes me as putting at risk our belief that all people need to be saved and can be saved. As always, though, Dan raises interesting and compelling arguments.