Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Systems - IV

I want to take the opportunity to quick clarify a couple of things.

Systems are not bad. The nature of group dynamics requires that rules, roles, policies and procedure are formed. They can be formal. They can be informal. Just as God designed human beings with the ability to form habits, (and as originally designed, habits are a good thing) God designed groups of people to create systems.

Systems can become bad. They become bad when they have the effect of blocking god’s mission and God’s design. If a rule, policy or procedure is established to promote something God-honoring, and it is successful, that is good. But if the rule, policy or procedure has effect over time that blocks obedience to God’s Word, it has turned bad. And it needs to be examined, evaluated, reformed or maybe, scrapped.

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