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Starfish style
In the intriguing book entitled “The Starfish and the Spider”, the authors Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom make some pretty strong arguments for a relook at organizations and their leadership styles. Their fundamental idea is that “the starfish doesn’t have a head. Its central body isn’t even in charge. In fact, the major organs are replicated throughout each and every arm. If you cut the starfish in half, you’ll be in for a surprise: the animal won’t die, and pretty soon you’ll have two starfish to deal with”. Pg 35 (Alcoholic Anonymous is their global poster child)

Well, what does that have to do with us?

In the last decade I have spent endless hours, reviewing the early church, both in the scriptures and well as in history.

It would seem, our Father left the church in a more fluid, organic Spirit led posture, assigned to see the nations hear and be touched by the glorious gospel of Jesus. I suspect if modern architects had been left to craft the Jesus communities, we wo…

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