Spiritual movements usually burst forth at the grass roots level and usually stop within the limitations of the corporate or institutional level. It soon becomes a cage we make for ourselves.
Here are some of the obstacles that limit the average Church from succeeding at the grass roots level.
- Structural and staff maintenance costs and debt
- Institutional corporate and legal limitations
- Higher Fuel and food prices and lower wages
- Hierarchical Control
- Loss of Integrity
- More focus on assimilation (inside the walls) vs discipleship (outside the walls)
There are other options, attitudes and actions that we can adopt. Transformation works at the grass roots level. Long lasting friendships, innovation and organic biblical community can easily be limited in the modern corporate church system.