My buddy Sam Davidson pointed me to the following video that is both entertaining and enlightening on the movement from being profit centered to purpose centered organizations. For those of us in church circles, it begs the question of whether our focus on “church growth” (with our profits being attendance and offerings) has led us toward a profit centered model right at the time when the world is beginning to cast aside the profit focus in the recognition that purpose must come first. I would be interested in hearing your comments about what this video brings up for you in thinking about the mission and ministry of the church. How do we enable autonomy, mastery, and purpose into the average church?
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Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways. Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher. View all posts by Jay Voorhees