If you’re a leader, we need you to act.

Of course, action can assume many forms. But consistent inaction from you ultimately leads us to wonder if you’re really there; if you really care. Inaction breeds distrust. Action requires faith and builds trust. If you’re stuck, if you’re deciding, if you’re overwhelmed, just let us know. We may feel the same way. Invite us into the chaos and share the leadership load.  That’s why we’re here. Prolonged inaction kills morale, squanders resources, and places our mission at risk.

Help us see what you see. Maybe there are some really good reasons you’re choosing to wait. Waiting doesn’t necessarily equal inaction. Your choice to wait could be flowing from reflection or a nudge from the Spirit of God.  We need you to think and we need you to pray. Just let us know what’s going on inside your head and your heart.

Action can include more research, another phone call, some robust team interaction, intentional neglect or a call to fast and pray. We’ll support you. Or maybe we’ll challenge your position with the intent of getting to the best course of action. But whatever you do, please, don’t leave us hanging.

You’re a leader and we need you to act.

What regularly causes you to avoid taking action?

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

3 replies on “Act!”

Action and leadership go beside each other. To be a true and effective leader requires action on our part. Fear of the unknown or failure can at times hold me back from taking action, when this happens I try and make it a point to focus on the long term results and not my current feelings. Great post!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.