Monday, February 14, 2011

the drift

For every organization (church, ministry, non-profit) there is a tendency to drift away from mission, to become an institution rather than a movement. Last week I had the chance to connect with the middle school staff at North Point Church and got to hear Andy Stanley talk about the drift that happens inside the church. Andy said we have to...
  • Avoid the drift toward insiders away from outsiders. 
  • Avoid the drift toward law and away from grace.  // Policy can't rule our lives. Conversations must rule. Churches that are ok with conversation are open wide to see God move.
  • Avoid the drift toward preserving rather than advancing.
If the organizations we lead are going to stay focused on our mission we will have to be intentional about avoiding the drift. Being intentional is is the key. Take time this week to process how you can avoid the drift!

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