I've just finished reading Nelson Searcy's free ebook: 'Healthy Systems, Healthy Church' (also available on Amazon for $0.79). I like his definition of a SYSTEM: Saves You Stress, Time, Energy and Money. Searcy proposes eight systems for churches:
He also includes a helpful diagram about the importance of good systems and good people. It got me thinking about where our bad systems might be frustrating good people.
Have a read of this very short ebook. Do you agree with the proposed systems? Can you think of any other systems that should be included? I wonder if there's scope to include some kind of discipleship system - how to develop members who will be constantly growing in their faith, love of God and others. But perhaps this is covered by the other systems.