Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Permanent Revolution & Beyond 400

More, or less, finished The Permanent Revolution by Alan Hirsch & Tim Catchim - a very timely book for anyone interested in Baptist Futures beyond 400.

I found this paragraph, the penultimate one in the book, before the conclusion, very pertinent to where we are right now;

"Putting aside the Christendom heritage and how that still biases our organizations, most denominational templates were formed following the model of the central management systems of the industrial era, models that are now rightly considered defunct my most corporations. We believe it is well past time for us to return to our most primal and effective form: the apostolic movement..... Leadership needs to look beyond the expediences of the status quo and make choices to design for advance and health."

I can add a hearty 'amen'.

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