Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker was a guru of business management. He taught at Wharton School of Business. He was a Christian, and was involved as an advisor at the beginning of the mega church movement. Lance Wallnau (at 46 min) described his views as follows:

Peter Drucker said that the local church should be the deliverer of the community. A non-profit organisation (501(c)3 in America) is the only entity without a self-interested agenda. You cannot trust the government. If you give money to a government, it expand inefficiently, because it is non-profit motivated. If it fails, it demands more money.
The only safe way to solve our city’s problems is for Christians to start non-profits and plug the gaps that governments cannot meet.

This was Drucker’s dream for the mega church, but it has not happened.

Strong churches could extend services into social problem, and become the bridge between what government cannot do, and the citizens need to do. No one is philanthropy motivated like a kingdom person to get the job done.

Drucker said we could transform cities if non profit organisations became mega economic powers, with people with an agenda to fill the gap.

It never happened, due to self interest. Mega churches are only interested in increasing the number or people, number of views, number of staff and the square footage, because growth is a sign of success. They are only interested in serving their constituents, with a new building, a new program, or new gymnasium. The dream that Drucker had for the mega church was never tried.

Churches are not known as the people who have solutions to the problems of the city. They are known for their programs. These are five churches a good reputation, but they are not known for having solutions.

Creative non-profits should be coming up with newsworthy solutions to problems that the world will never solve. They should have solutions that other will copy. They should be problem solvers for the city.

This is a Jewish thing. The Jews got to be safe from persecution by being indispensable.

If Christians were smart, rather than just having big buildings and big gatherings, we would be indispensable to our city’s welfare. We should be the last people they want to persecute, because we would be the first people with the answers to problems.

In Government of God I explain how local community-based churches can provide services to the people in the community in which they live. They have an interest in doing this, because that is the only way they can survive and grow.

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