Dear Modern Day Church Structure…

Dear Modern Day Church Structure…

There are people who do not fit in your systems.

There are people who do not fit in your structures.

There are people who don’t fit inside terms like greeter, worship, hospitality, teacher, small group, youth, missions, etc.

Your herding of spiritual giftings into certain ministry barns is diluting the richness of what the bride could be.

So please step back from your systems and strategies for a moment to see the millions who will never fit in your flow chart and ask yourself, what now?

Because they are leaving you for places which work within their eccentricities and creativity.

And if my mind serves me right…

Jesus was the most eccentric and creative human in history…

And I hate to say it…

But He would not have a place to serve in many of the structures we have built today.

Let’s build the mess of a church Jesus created.

The one He would fit into. 

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Carlos Whittaker
Carlos Whittaker is an artist, pastor, thinker, experience architect, and social media junkie. Previously, 
Carlos served as Director of Service Programming at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, GA, one of the three campuses of North Point Community Church. Before that Carlos worked for 10 years as the Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts at Sandals Church in Riverside, CA. Carlos seeks to “disturb and disrupt the church as a whole.” He blogs prolifically at