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Progressive processes lead to progressive outcomes

I had an interesting chat with my pastor yesterday. I commented to her that I appreciate the fact that is not a conventional thinker and does not offer conventional sermons and that her leadership style has been to model the kind of congregation she believes we should have – one that is relational, missional and justice oriented. She and I talked for a few minutes about the ways in which our changes in process – holding meetings in different ways, focusing on discussion and dialog processes to make decisions without making decisions, and the ways in which embracing the idea of being a self-governing congregation has led us to engage in different processes for decision making. Read the rest of this entry »

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