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Short Talk

Gospel Instinct: Principles for Flexible Structures

Date recorded: 25 May 2014 | Speaker: Jonny Woodrow | Event: ELF Workshop
Gospel Instinct: Principles for Flexible Structures


Growing a church is like parenting. As the children grow in maturity and number our methods for nurturing need to adapt. Good structures help to nurture the growth but they must change with the growth. Idealism insists that a particular structure will always deliver growth whatever the circumstances; this can either arrest growth or lose contextual relevance. The gospel enables us to understand why we use structures and why we take them apart again, when necessary. In this workshop we will consider developing a culture of gospel instinct within the church that both promotes and manages growth.