Pastors at Risk, H. B. London, Jr. & Neil B. Wiseman, Victor Books, 1993, p. 217
From the world of business, Robert J. Kriegel offers an observation about being proactive that applies to churches,
"Research shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans (85 percent) are reactive and static, not action- or dynamic- or instinct-oriented. They wait and meet, meet and wait. With a ready arsenal of conservative, conventional wisdom at their disposal, they try to control outcomes in an out-of-control world."