The sole purpose of the organizational structure in a healthy church is to facilitate ministry. Yet, churches can stall or cease to become effective if the organizational structure is not regularly evaluated and adjusted. For instance, the organizational structure we implement today probably won’t work in a few years. Likewise, certain organizational structures we put in place a couple of years ago are not very effective right now. Why? The church is a living organism and is always changing and growing.
We have been evaluating the big picture at PCC for a few months now and have decided that we are due for some organizational realignment. Among other things, some of our ministry practices have become lethargic because of mission drift. Certain economic realities necessitate drastic cuts too. This realignment may result in a new flow chart, improved systems, reassignments of personnel, the elimination of certain positions, or the addition of new positions, just to name a few.
This much I am certain of: we cannot continue doing the same thing in 2011 that we did in 2010. It is time to make changes so we can see better results and keep PCC healthy. We need to work smarter, not harder, and we must become very creative so that we can accomplish more on less.
This is the challenge before us. I would like to see PCC reach its redemptive potential in 2011. To accomplish this, we have to forge solid teams who are working towards the same goal. These teams must be made up of people who are flexible enough to sacrifice themselves for the betterment of the whole. I know PCC has the right people for this next chapter in our journey.