Organizations (and leaders) must have a certain amount of change and challenge in order to be fully alive with new questions and decisions that force us to engage with God and his Kingdom more fully and deeply. Growth only comes from change.
In his seminal book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Hungarian author and psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gives a fascinating account of a native North American tribe in British Columbia. He writes:
“The Shushwap region was and is considered by the Indian people to be a rich place: rich in salmon and game, rich in below-ground food resources such as tubers and roots—a plentiful land. In this region, the people would live in permanent village sites and exploit the environs for needed resources. They had elaborate technologies for very effectively using the reso