- Just as our overall physical health can be dramatically impacted by the state of our skeletal system, the internal structure of a church can make or break the effectiveness of a congregation’s ministry efforts.
- There is a solution to the common complaint of a church “being run like a business.” We can flip the typical organizational chart on its side and deliberately practice the one-anothers of Scripture.
- Just because we meet does not mean that we’re actually a team that is truly pursuing the church’s mission; we need to be aware that leadership “units” are not all created equal and we must deliberately build up our team.
- At times, the structure of the local church may unintentionally allow tension between elders and deacons to simmer, but there is a way that elders and deacons can be at their best.
- As key volunteers through whom ministry happens in the local church, deacons and staff may also feel tension, but these relationships, likewise, can be at their best.