Perimeter Church distinguishes between three kinds of items on the agenda for a Pastoral/Elder Team meeting. I recently “re-discovered” these and found the break-down helpful.
1. Items that are FYI
2. Items that need input/discussion
3. Items that require a decision (ideally, items should have been previously discussed with all members of the team, with advance notice that a decision needs to be made at the meeting)
How does your team divide the discussion? As a pastor who appreciates collaborative leadership, your input is valued. Thanks!