What is the structure of your Sports Ministry through which you pursue your ministry mission?
This is another of those questions that I often ask Sports Ministers. Over the years, the answers I hear break down into three categories that match up with the skeletal structures of the animal kingdom.
Too little—There is no structure to facilitate movement to mission—Invertebrate (no skeleton)
Too much—The structure inhibits movement toward mission—Exoskeleton (external skeleton)
Just right—The structure empowers the ministry to accomplish mission—Endoskeleton (internal skeleton)
Now imagine pictures of each:
Invertebrates – single-celled organisms, worms
Exoskeletons – crabs, snails, grasshoppers
Endoskeletons – reptiles, mammals birds
Which type of skeletal structure is the most mobile? The answer is obvious – endoskeleton.
Ask yourself. Ask others. How is our structure impacting mission? Is there not enough that we are preventing movement? Is there too much that we are restricting movement? Is there just the right amount that movement is maximized?
In part 2, we will look at a skeletal structure that facilitates such movement. For now, what type of skeletal structure does your ministry have?