Rupert Murdoch, the Economy, and Church Leadership



"We are in the midst of a phase of history in which nations will be redefined and their futures fundamentally altered."

"Let me be very clear about our company: where others might step back from their commitment to their viewers, their users, readers and customers – we will renew ours."The direction of the business now and over the next few years will define the character of our company for decades."

Applying this to church:
1) How will churches be "redefined" in coming days?
2) How will our "futures be altered?"
3) What commitments must be renewed in the economic downturn?
4) What choices, made now, will define our church for decades?

Comments

Anonymous said…
1) Redefined: WE are the church (it's not about buildings or denominations or slick programs)

2) Futures altered: No way! If anything, our spirits should be enriched by this physical shake-up. We never know what our earthly future holds so why worry about it.

3)Commitments: LOVE ONE ANOTHER...in case we forgot.

4) Choices: Simplicity, honesty, reverence.
busere said…
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busere said…
The question that really got to me was No. 3, “What commitments must be renewed in the economic downturn?”

We as a church need to take a little more focus on helping with-in our communities. We’ve, over the years placed so much emphases on helping overseas, that sometimes we overlook our own back yards. For example, there are several Faith Based Adoption Programs and almost everyone of them are focused on Over-Seas Adoptions, however, there are over 124,000 children in foster care right here in the U.S. that are available for adoption. Out of that 124,000 only a little over 50,000 will be placed with adoptive families. (Adoption is just one example…it just happens to be something I’m very passionate about.)

We really need to take on a bit more responsibility locally.

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