A strategic and goal-oriented church does not limit its attention to administrative processes. It is much rather intentionally missional and oriented on continued development, progress and growth in all areas. It has or develops a vision and a mission for its local community and is constantly seeking to involve all members—including the youth—in the continuous development, analysis and evaluation of the vision and goals. It constantly reminds all in the church of the vision and actively includes young people in the leadership activities of the church. Just how seriously a church takes its young people is often revealed by how much youth are included at all levels of the leadership processes. When young people take part in the leadership, they will perceive the church as their church and actively shape the activities and the mission of the church. Value-oriented leadership is also marked by continuous and forward-looking consideration of the iCOR values and ways to actively promote and evaluate them in the daily activities of church life.
But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.”