Planning and the ability to convert ideas into actions is fundamental to effective organization performance.
Processes within an organization define how the work is to be done and how people interact within the organization.
Systems are put in place to make processes more efficient. A good rule of thumb is to remember is to not automate a bad process. Applying technology to a process can result in great benefits or misapplied can create distractions.
Efficiently allocating and applying resources to the work at hand is critical for a thriving organization.
How things are done, the tone of conversations, the way people are treated, and how the values of an organization are lived out and demonstrated are all aspects of culture.
The conduct of leaders, the importance placed on different aspects of the organization, and how leaders respond in challenging situations are components of leadership.
The structure influences how people interact with each other both inside and outside the organization.
Teams of people collaborating and contributing efficiently results in the best possible outcomes for an organization.
The mission embodies the purpose and passion of an organization, its reason to exist.
The vision is an inspiring picture of the mission fulfilled at some point time in the future.
Values are the guide rails of how the people in an organization conduct business, make decisions, and interact with others.
Governance in setting policy, overseeing operations, and insuring accountability of the leadership are aspects of governance.
The question to ponder: How can I be sure I am saved?
The focus scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
The question to ponder: What does it mean for my identity to be in Christ?
The focus scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
The question to ponder: How do I relate to the Holy Spirit?
The focus scripture: John 16:4-15
The question to ponder: How is the Bible more than a cookbook for living?
The focus scripture: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
The question to ponder: How is prayer more than a wish list?
The focus scripture: Matthew 6:5-13
The question to ponder: How do I tell others about my faith in Christ?
The focus scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20
The question to ponder: How do I live out my faith in a world full of evil?
The focus scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-10
The question to ponder: How is following Christ more than just a set of rules?
The focus scripture: Romans 6:12-19
The question to ponder: Why is it important to help others in their journey faith?
The focus scripture: Acts 2:38-47