Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Acts 6:1-10: An Example of Conflict and Organizational Change in the Early Church

Acts 6:1-10 is known for introducing the role of "deacon" into the Church. But it also serves as a positive model for implementing organizational change during times of conflict and need. Faced with a crisis that jeopardized continued ministry effectiveness, the apostles innovated, but not in isolation to certain core values. In so doing, the apostles modeled for future transformational leaders of the Church the imperative of grounding innovation in biblical values that are clearly articulated and reflected in specific ministry strategies and plans.

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