Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Business Leaders

We're successfully experimenting with a fresh approach to networking and problem solving. Business leaders come to a SA sponsored meeting to consider a pressing social problem. Here, they learn more about what we do and make suggestions as to how we might approach the problem differently.

Tonight it worked quite well. I'm very pleased at the support we are getting and the fresh possibilities to care for people in need. "I love it when a plan comes together."

1 John 2:2 (MSG)
2 When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world's.


Anonymous said...

Sounds good Commissioner - what social problem did we raise? John

Jim Knaggs said...

Homelessness and affordable housing.

Anonymous said...

It does indeed sound good Commissioner. But maybe the Army could better tap into the "business leaders" and "professionals" we have in our ranks already [i.e. Soldiers.]

Many of them don't offer, because at times being a successful professional is frowned on within the Army and they have a "realistic" view of the world, which differs to the "idealistic" view the Army often clings too.

I bet many of them are just waiting to be approached by the Army's leadership to use their business/professional skills to help the mission of the Army.


Jim Knaggs said...

SL - I'm sure your idea is good. i get support and ideas from soldiers all the time. I can't say I follow your comment that professionals are frowned upon. I might have thought the opposite.

Anonymous said...

There is very much a tall poppy syndrome culture in the Salvation Army.

Anonymous said...

We would like to think that The Salvation Army is free from discrimination, but i think that is being a little high minded (or even self righteous). There is no doubt that any organisation which works with people will have discrimination. Yes, the tall poppy syndrome does exist. Yes, we do need to use our own people more. But we need also to get over our fear of what other people think of us as Salvationist, and get on doing what God has called us to do. No matter what other people think of us (even if they belong to the same denomination as us), we must use our gifts to glorify God.