Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What the Church is Not

Repeat after me:

The Church is not an organization, it is an organism.

The Church is not a business, it is a Family.

A Pastor is not a CEO, he is a loving shepherd.

The people in your Church are not employees, commodities or assets, they are your brothers and sisters and part of your Family.



1. The act of organizing a business or business-related activity; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department".

2. The activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically.

3. An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized.


1. Any biological entity capable of replication or of transferring genetic material.

2. Any living entity that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.

3. A system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body.


1. A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it.

2. The activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects.

3. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;


1. A social unit living together.

2. Primary social group; parents and children.

3. People descended from a common ancestor.

4. An association of people who share common beliefs or activities.

5. A person having kinship with another or others.


1. A worker who is hired to perform a job.

2. The employee contributes labour to an enterprise. Employees preform the discrete activity of economic production. An employee may contribute to the evolution of the enterprise, but usually has little control over the productive infrastructure, such as intellectual property and business contacts. Employees usually are the labour in the three factors of production, the others being land and capital.


1. A male with the same parents as someone else.

2. A male person who is a fellow member of a fraternity or religion of other group).

3. Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement.


1. A female person who has the same parents as another person.

2. A title given to a nun.

3. A female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or religion or other group.

ASSET - Noun

1. Anything owned by an individual or company that has commercial usefulness or value if sold.

2. An asset may be physical property or items, or enforceable claims against others. Loans made by a thrift institution are assets of that institution. Assets also include real estate, equipment, cash, investments in stocks and bonds, and any other resource that can be converted into cash.


1. Something of value that can be bought or sold, usually a product or raw material.

I hope this is helpful.

The Church is the family of God, not a business venture.


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