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Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.


Some churches are good at cultivating ‘corn and wheat’
Christians. Everything in church life is designed to create a particular growth
suited for the climate in which it finds itself. But you do not cultivate and
nurture cherry tomatoes or eggplant with the same methods as the big field
crops.

 

Greenhouses excel at being able to grow high value produce
that would not grow successfully in the field of that particular region.

 

If you are planting a field of wheat, corn or soy, there is
a particular science and methodology to yield a harvest. You are still largely
dependent on natural elements and a measure of predictable risk.

 

In a greenhouse, you can fine tune the natural elements to
increase the result. It takes a different set of skills and knowledge to
maintain a field than it does a greenhouse. While the source material of light,
heat, soil, moisture, and nutrients are consistent, the greenhouse farmer
thinks more about adaptations to facilitate specific growth. The greenhouse
farmer may have a wider berth for experimentation, research, and development.
The field farmer is more dependent on successful methods.

 

In business, we describe an innovator that develops new
products and methods as an entrepreneur.

 

One who takes the initiative to create a product or
establish a business for profit; generally, whoever undertakes on his own
account an enterprise in which others are employed and risks are taken.
[1]

 

Not everyone is an entrepreneur. There are more people that
prefer to work for someone else that will worry about the company, develop the
products, and determine markets.

 

In church life, entrepreneurs may surface as church
planters, ministry founders and Mission Canada workers. The truth is that the
Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada creates lanes for entrepreneurs to belong and
add value to God’s Kingdom work.

 

PAOC is intrapreneurial meaning that the organization
celebrates innovation and helps facilitate those who have a different idea on
how to make disciples.

 

A Greenhouse Church has an intrapreneurial ethos. As a
church, the leadership welcomes innovators to experiment and grow disciples
beyond the corn and wheat models of spiritual formation.

 

 


See also....
The 8.2 Kiloyear Event: A Global Climate Anomaly that Preceded Human-Induced Changes

[1] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
5th Edition.

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