Organizational Development

Organizational Development

Does being around people who are different from us make us smarter?

Professor Katherine Phillips, explains in her article how diverse teams help businesses grow and innovate.

– http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-diversity-makes-us-smarter/

Why bother creating a multi-ethnic church?

Pastor Mark DeYmaz makes a strong case for the multi-ethnic church. The founding pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where significant percentages of Black and White Americans, together with men and women from more than 30 nations, walk, work and worship God together as one.

– https://vimeo.com/156501174

How do we find grace in the decaying core of our city?

Speaker and author Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta with the intention of bringing the Christ into the ghetto. In this series of short stories he shows how his experiences shattered his many assumptions about himself and the nature of poverty in America.

– His book is Theirs is the Kingdom-Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America (1989).

How do organizations move toward unity and wholeness?

Pastor and author Brenda Salter McNeil offers a roadmap to guide a church or organization though the journey of reconciliation and transformation. Each chapter lays out a next step in the process, with questions and exercises to engage community members and encourage reflection.

– Her book is Roadmap to Reconciliation-Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice (2015).

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