I just re-read Perry Noble’s explanation of why Tony Morgan was leaving and noticed this passage:
Our approach to leadership and the execution of the vision were slightly different…and while we DO agree on most things there was a slight disagrement on the methodology of as to how execution of the vision was to take place.
As a part of the discussion yesterday Tony said that he didn’t want his style of leadership to hinder our church. [Emphasis added]
What caught my attention was the emphasis on slight. If we’re to take Noble at his word, it’s remarkable that a slight difference was going to be enough to hinder the church and require a resignation.
We hear from Noble and leaders like him that the church must sell out to the leader’s vision. Now we have some idea just how dogmatically Noble takes his own vision. (Perhaps his vision is his blind spot?)
That’s a brutal work environment. Do you think the other members of the leadership team got the message?