Forbes magazine conducted a study called “two for the money,” where they studied businesses that started. Those that started with partnerships were four times more likely to succeed than those with solo entrepreneurs. At first they thought that might be due to division of labor according to strengths, e.g. one person on the outside doing sales, the other on the inside doing development.

But they discovered that the core factor was actually time management. In those businesses that started as partnerships, there was a subconscious accountability to makes sure each person was spending time on that which was truly essential. By contrast, solo entrepreneurs would often spend monumental amounts of times on minutia– areas of low priority. As a result, they would become scattered in their focus.

How might this study apply to church planting?