See… I still write about the church…
The church always organizes. Always.
(For example, even when two friends gather together as the church, there is still organization: where, when, who, etc…)
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the difference between the church and organization. During this time, these three (generalized) categories came to mind:
- A bad organization hinders (intentionally or unintentionally) the work of the church in order to build up or sustain the organization.
- A neutral organization does not hinder the work of the church.
- A good organization is willing to sacrifice itself so that the church can build itself up.
So, if these are decent (broad… general… never completely true or completely false) categories… then the goal should never be to remove organization regarding the church. (In fact, I don’t think that’s possible.)
Instead, our goal should always be to examine the organization (and every aspect of the organization) to ensure that it is not hindering the work of the church in building itself up.
Of course… this is not always easy, especially when we are part of that organization.