Too many pastors suffer from PCM. Punch-the-clock mentality. And if you don’t, you may be struggling to work with church leaders who do.
PCM can develop in people who have spent their entire working lives in jobs where they get paid hourly. Every work day, they punch in and punch out. But it isn’t limited to them.
These people perform some of the most important jobs in our society. They keep our communities safe, clean and livable. Many great people live their entire work lives punching a clock to feed us, house us, clothe us, care for our kids and make the products we use.
So, there’s nothing wrong with a punch-the-clock job or the people who perform vital services through them. But there is a problem when we have a punch-the-clock mentality.