No doubt when having a congregational vote on an important issue the best scenario would be a unanimous vote. Yesterday the congregation I serve voted on to proceed with a new building project or not.
The results of the vote were: 127 yes, 27 no. Strangely we had more people in worship than votes turned in. Really don't know why some people didn't vote. I suppose if a person votes "no" or abstains they give themselves permission not to have to contribute, or to stand on the side lines and wait for any sign of failure so that they can respond, "I told you so!"
Bottom line: majority wins. Whether the majority has enough hope, joy, imagination, and faith to not only build a new building but to fill it with vital ministry is something we will have to wait and see.
For a moment in time.....the majority have spoken "yes".