Monday, August 24, 2009

Organized Religion's "Management Problem"

Gary Hamel, best-selling business writer and Wall Street Journal blogger, recently spoke at Willow Creek Community Church's Leadership Summit. There he suggested that organizations lose their relevance when their rate of internal change lags the pace of external change.

In the above titled blog post, Hamel argues that the church's problem is not atheism, materialism, skepticism, etc. Rather the church's "management problem" is INERTIA!

And he rhetorically asks what forces of inertia are keeping us (organizations) from changing as fast as we need to. What would be my congregation's response? Our Disciple leaders' response? Your response?

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