I was intrigued to see this short video on line this morning. It’s quite a mesmerising sight – and it got me wondering about analogous activity in the church.
I wonder whether, in churches, if we are open to the ground of our being, God somehow brings us into line with each other – and through that alignment we are enabled to work together to great effect in the world.
The process of coming into alignment can be a slow one – ENLUMEN can work with you in your church to help bring you into alignment.
I was in a stewardship meeting this week where it was expressed that many cathedrals are facing deficit budgets and this set me thinking as to a possible reason why this is the case and the implications for the flourishing of larger places of worship.
The “Square-Cube Law” is the law which determines that there are no enormous insects in the world – and the same thinking can also be applied to the size of church buildings. Let’s assume, for the want of argument, that churches are approximately cubes. Thus if a small church is had length, width and height of L metres and a larger church has double the dimensions (2L) then that larger church will have four times the floor space but eight times the volume. Let’s also say, for the sake of argument, that the income of the … Read more »
It was a talk seemingly like any other but then…what was he asking us to do…to stand up and close our eyes? Now this was different!
The speaker had grabbed our attention, and I was eager to find out why we were doing this.
He asked us to point in the direction that we thought was North. He then asked us to open our eyes, and, yes, you guessed it, we were all pointing in different directions.
We all sat down and he pointed to where North was and then asked us to stand up, close our eyes, and point North. This time, of course, when we opened our eyes everyone was pointing in the same direction.
This little exercise was a real eye opener (forgive the pun).
How can church leaders expect those in their care to be going in the same direction if … Read more »
Daniel Pink in his book Drive examines this subject in detail and his findings may be surprising to many.
Watch this first!
Autonomy, mastery, purpose.
The church has never been the best payers – but our motivation, serving God, is the highest calibre.
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