Learning from the early church, Swindoll identifies three principles and three imperatives:
- Clear, biblical thinking must override secular planning and a corporate mentality. (Principle)
- Think spiritually (Imperative)
- Studied, accurate decisions must originate from God’s Word, not human opinions.
- Stay biblical.
- Wise, essential changes must occur to counteract any sign of erosion.
- Be flexible.
As he goes on to say: “you can have more than these, but you can’t have church with less than these.