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Reinventing the Church for the Twenty-First Century – Gary Hamel

Date: April 14, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Gary Hamel

Position: Professor of Strategic and International Management, London Business School

Topic: “Reinventing the Church for the Twenty-First Century”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 180

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Presentation: In Post-Modernism, the number of agnostics & atheists has quadrupled since 1990 & negative views of Christians are rising.  We must reinvent our definition of church to counteract the Law of Entropy by taking 4 actions: overcome denial of the problem; generate more options by innovating & experimenting; question old habits & “imbedded orthodoxy”; & invert the pyramid of bureaucracy holding us hostage to outdated ideas.  The church is not an organization but the people of God; they must be committed to redemption, renewal, & reconciliation, not to programs, policies, & positions.  Experimentation inside the church has to match experimentation outside it.

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