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A Church for the Twenty-First Century? A Case for Flexible Organizational Structures
This book chapter was originally published as: Oliver, B. (2005). A church for the twenty-first century? A case for flexible organizational structures. In R. Maier (Ed.), A man with a vision: Mission; A festschrift honoring Russell L. Staples (pp. 273-291). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University, Department of World Mission. ISBN: 0-9671128-2-6
  • Barry Oliver, Avondale College of Higher Education
Author Faculty (Discipline)
Theology
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Disciplines
Abstract

In order to remain viable in the twenty-first century, the administrative structures of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church need to have an inherent flexibility which enables change. A study of those principles and factors which precipitated the organizational reform of 1901-1903 in the light of contemporary contextual realities reveals that such flexibility and the possibility of change was never precluded by the architects of that process. A healthy church is a church which can subject itself to scrutiny and be flexible enough to change when necessary.

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© 2005 Department of World Mission, Andrews University

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access this book chapter from Avondale College Library (266.67 M28).

Barry Oliver is affiliated with Avondale College of Higher Education as a Conjoint Associate Professor.

Citation Information

Oliver, B. (2005). A church for the twenty-first century? A case for flexible organizational structures. In R. Maier (Ed.), A man with a vision: Mission; A festschrift honoring Russell L. Staples (pp. 273-291). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University, Department of World Mission.