In chapter one of his forthcoming book, Christianity’s Main Business, George Hunter recalls the question that Peter Drucker advised leaders of all types of organizations (including churches) to ask, repeatedly, “What is our main business?” Hunter distinguishes between what church leaders typically say (and believe) is their main business, and their actual main business as revealed by their data—from budgets, to time expenditure, to interview data. He then unpacks the “top ten” themes he found driving most local churches. Hunter contends that Christianity’s mission to the world was supposed to be Christianity’s main business, and, drawing from N. T. Wright, this is dramatized in the meta-narrative common to all four of the canonical Gospels.
Hunter, G. G. (2015). What is Your Main Business?. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(2), 177-186. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss2/2