You may remember that I blogged about Living distinctively a couple of months ago. One of the main parts of the study is a DVD interviewing Christians who are working at the top of their field. One of the people interviewed was Patrick Dixon, “Futurist”. He was inspiring so I decided to follow him. He just uploaded this to YouTube:
There are some fascinating statistics quoted here as he uses them to illustrate how we move from “hierarchical leadership” to “people movement”. The Church ™ is currently struggling to integrate a hierarchical management structure within newly formed teams that are created to work together. The “people movement” that Patrick describes is surely the perfect description of the calling Jesus made upon each of us. A transformative, missional community.
So how do we encourage people to work effectively together? How do we enable “teams” to create real relationships within them? How do we foster our communities to become more than institutions but people movements that spread from place to place?