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Getting Beyond “Red Tape” in the Church


Policy Making is often perceived as . . .

stifling and controlling.

We have probably all experienced “red tape” due to established policies wherein you felt “boxed in” or like you couldn’t advance without “jumping through hoops.” Perhaps it felt rather legalistic.

Policy Making in the Church, however, should be . . .

enhancing and freeing.

Policies should be our servant, not our master — to help us better serve the One who is our Lord. They should help us function the way God intended which is always best.

Scripture is clear that though we are indeed free, we are to use that freedom to humbly and lovingly serve others.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. (Gal. 5:13)

For enhancing, freeing policies:

Church Policies1) Have the right objectives in developing the policies.

2) Let God and His design for the Church be the parameters for policy making.

3) Keep an eye on the big picture.

 More to Read: Policy Making & Freedom in Christ


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