May 24, 2012

Conventional Thinking and Paradigms...Death Knell of Organizations

Poloroid, Kodak, Oldsmobile, Pontiac.


They once dominated the industrial world.


No longer in business.

The world around us is changing so rapidly and so radically that conventional thinking and conventional paradigms are the death knell to leadership and organizations.

There are core values that must never change, for in changing them we cease to be who we are.

However, outside of these core values, everything else must change.

It doesn't matter if you make the best film in the world when the world is taking digital photographs.

Churches and denominations, there are certain values that must never change. For in changing and compromising on these core values, we cease to be who we are.

  • That Jesus is still the way, the truth, and the life.
  • That the Bible is still God's authoritative word.
  • That the church is still called to be proclaimers of God's grace and holiness.
However, outside of core values, everything else is up for grabs. 

Not just to change for change sake.

But to use everything else so that we can be all about the core values in this rapidly changing world.

Churches and denominations that exist only to perpetuate its own existence, while the rest of the world is all about wanting to make a difference, our existence no longer matters if we no longer make a difference to the world. 

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