Healthy churches value process.
Churches tend to under process conflict and overprocess everything else.
In some ways, process matters more than results. Process allows for learning and adjustments and creates a culture where everything can be seen as an experiment.
Discipleship itself is a journey and a process, not a destination. While results matter, our tendency to selectively over emphasize results in the church is a mistake.
When you fail and have a process, you end up with learning experiences and stories that shape you.
When you fail without a process, you end up with chaos, hurt, conflict and more.
Churches without process often make decisions based on feelings, preferences, people pleasing and fear.
Churches with process often make decisions based on mission, scripture, theology and identity.
Healthy Churches have a process that focus on the mission rather than the methods.
Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson, Executive Director