When speaking about organization in this Practicum we are looking at more of the process or act of organizing as opposed to a structured entity. In other words, we want to focus on the verb more than the noun. The Body of Christ must be viewed as a living organism, not a bureaucratic structure or organization. . . . Continue reading Organization Following God’s Purposes?
When we view love for God and people as our primary purpose, based on what Jesus identified as the Greatest Commandments, love even governs organization within the Church. It’s the cause, or reason, we provide organization, as well as the effect, or outcome. . . . Continue reading The Cause and Effect Factor of Organization
Love has been God’s primary purpose for His people since the beginning (Deut. 6:5; Matt. 22:36-40) but we haven’t reached the heights and depths of God’s love. We can’t begin to comprehend how wide it stretches and how long it is. . . . Continue reading The Need for Fluidity in Organization
God likens the Church to the human body, a living organism. Just as the human body needs organization to function in accordance with the way God designed it, so does the Church.
How Does Organization Help the Church Function as a Living Organism? . . . Continue reading Living Organism Needs Organization
Jesus commissioned us to go and make disciples of all nations. Does your church’s organizational structure help or hinder your fulfillment of the Great Commission? To answer that question, let’s break down Matthew 28:18-20. . . . Continue reading Organizational Structures Help or Hinder?
Some will decry organizational efforts in the church due to our freedom in Christ. Yet, a lack of organizational structure causes us to appear to be merely floundering around with everyone doing what seems right in their own eyes. Likening the Church to a Body suggests the need for organization in order to properly function as a coordinated whole. So does our freedom in Christ provide parameters within which we should function, and hence a degree of organization to keep a diverse group of people living in accordance with that freedom. . . . Continue reading Organization Because of Freedom in Christ?