Chapter 8 – Decision-Making


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain the Biblical approach to decision-making.
  • Summarize guidelines for decision-making.
  • Explain the purpose of a model.
  • Explain the value of a model in decision-making.
  • Use a Biblical model for decision making


Making decisions is a difficult task facing leaders each day. Each decision is important, because decisions on small matters over a period of time affect your entire life and ministry.

A decision is a choice. You must find an answer for a real life situation and decide what action you will take. Decisions determine destiny. Decisions made by a leader affect not only his destiny, but the destiny of his followers.

Life is an endless succession of choices and decisions. Making choices is a responsibility. Refusing to make a decision is in itself a decision. This lesson presents guidelines for making good decisions and a Biblical model for decision-making.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.