Breakout Churches

Our staff recently read Breakout Churches by Thom Rainer.  The book was very similar to what Good to Great was for the business world.  That was done on purpose.  Thom and his research team set out to find some churches that broke out of mediocrity and had great...

Good to Great

I finally got around to reading Good to Great, a book that’s been on my bookshelf for a long time.  There’s a ton of great information in there and I wanted to share one thing I learned from it.  The book is the result of years of studying...

Systems & Processes :: Quality 4

Portable Great systems are portable.  They don’t just work in one context or environment.  A system that is portable can be used in different contexts or environments – such as different locations, buildings, regions, economies, cultures, etc.  A great...

Systems & Processes :: Quality 3

Flexible Great systems are flexible.  They can adapt and change to the current environment in order to continue working well.  Obviously every system has limitations but great systems are flexible enough to continue living on.  About 6 years ago a...

Systems & Processes :: Quality 2

Efficient Great systems are efficient.  Efficient is being effective (the first quality) without wasting time or effort or expense.  An efficient system gets the desired result with the least amount of wasted time and energy.  When a system is created,...

Systems & Processes :: Quality 1

Effective Great systems are effective.  Seems obvious enough, doesn’t it?  But, as I mentioned in the first post about this, some systems happen naturally, without planning – almost by accident.  Most of the time those systems aren’t...

Systems & Processes

Systems are an important part of any organization, or organism.  God apparently had a system for creation, and everything He created has systems in it, and around it.  I couldn’t type this if a bunch of the systems in my body weren’t functioning...