I encountered his
work through a newsletter article by Rev. Tim Halverson
Halverson is pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL, where my father-in-law worships.
Pondering the burden of yet another building project, Pastor Halverson
remembered one of Drucker's main insights:
"I thought to myself, 'Do we really want to go through another major building project?' Then I remembered that one of Drucker's guiding principles for modern business management is that an organization begins to die the day it is run for the benefit of the insiders and not for the benefit of the outsiders.
Think about this in terms of the church - once we become self-absorbed we lose our vision.
In the end, Pastor Halverson
summarized, 'The church that exists only for its members has lost touch with Jesus.'
Add the enormous space of our sanctuary to Pastor Halverson's
reflections, and you will quickly see one major reason why our Consistory and its Building Vision Team wanted to explore the possibility of reconfiguring the sanctuary.