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How Emerging Churches can Avoid Insitutionalism

" However, my research with congregations3 which profess to be a part of the Emerging Church conversation/movement indicates that organizations can both survive and thrive without
becoming institutionalized, that is, without utilizing taken for granted patterns and routines in organizational structure, processes, or ideologies. In other words, my research shows that it is possible to resist the forces which compel homogenization through the utilization of very specific, deliberate, and intentional strategies."

Josh Packard, "Organizational Structure, Religious Belief and Resistance: The Emerging Church, PDF. HT: EV

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