I am more and more convinced that for the church in all its expressions (congregational… synodical…denominational…) is going to grow into the next era, we are going to need to learn to think very differently. The days of working to protect the institution, and to contain decision making, leadership and power, are pretty much gone.
So it was with high hopes that I recently read the book by Jeff Jarvis called What Would Google Do? Google, to me, represents one of a few companies that are stretching the boundaries of life’s operating systems. My world is different because of Google…I’d venture a guess that yours is too. Their approach and their impact have shifted the way we gather and disseminate information, the way we communicate and the way that money will be earned or shared in the future.
The church (generally) lives and works in an old operating system. Much of the…
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