Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ideas4all

a Biblical thought...
There's nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Tim 3:15-17)

a Book thought...
By worshiping idols, we try to wrestle some of the control back from God; we try to play the spiritual game without God. (p100 Sayers)
a Dave thought...
I just came across a brilliant web site www.ideas4all.com. How it works is that anyone from across the globe can post and idea or a problem and anyone can also respond or give suggestions to help. The Global Brain has currently 1181 ideas and 337 problems and as it is all connected to Google maps you can locate exactly where every thought has come from across the world. The page was only launched a few days ago but already has contributions from 59 countries.

Somehow in the church we also need to tap into the thoughts of any person who wants to contribute. We all have leadership teams which we need to make decisions and manage our congregations effectively, but by only using this group of people we promote their ideas and often don't tap into the greater brain power that lies within our congregations. In scripture the priesthood of all believers is referred to and Martin Luther certainly promoted it, as no matter our status in the church we all have a part to play. So maybe we need a regular ideas4all night at every corps across the territory, a time when anyone can suggest ideas, or raise problems.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

David said...

Tapping into and pooling other people's ideas doesn't sound like the way of God.

Shouldn't people, instead, be trying to tune into God's plan and following that? Isn't submission to the will of God required?

Shouldn't people be following God's ideas, not their own ideas?