We are encouraging the consensus decision making model we introduced at the formation days. While voting may be more efficient at times it does not necessarily give each person a voice. A consensus model actively asks for all opinions and issues and dialogues about the advantages and disadvantages of each. This takes time and listening to each other. The conversation many times will lead to new and creative ideas that the group comes up with together. Consensus does not mean unanimity. The final question to ask the group is, "Can you live with this?" If the answer is no, then there an issue that has not been fully addressed.
**Resist the temptation to speculate decisions. Give the process and the Holy Spirit room to work.