Check the System!
I have been reading a book about Community Groups. I have been reading about new ways of doing small groups and how the church can be doing things differently. In fact I have been trying to seek some new ideas and a new vision for what are ways to make sure that people are plugged in and connected to a group of others that can become their friends. I have always heard the statement “The systems that you have in place now will give you the results that you are getting.” So as I was reading in the book “Activate” by Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas I found and acronym that I think is great for leaders and development of ministry.
“Save Yourself Stress Time Energy Money”
The question that I have is what are the systems like in your marriage? What are the systems like in your family? What are the systems like in the area that you work? What are the things that you can do now that will make a difference in six months?
We need to always be checking the systems that we have in our world. We need to make sure that they are working in the way that they were intended too because if not then the results will gravitate back to what they were before.
What systems do you need to evaluate today? What area of our life do you want different results?