The walls of the church are thinning…
Thin Walls: Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway
In the Thin Walled church- teaching and learning takes place in multiple locations, venues, and times- Real Space and Digital Space- on-demand and “just-in-time.”
A Thin Walled church designs with mobile, global, and local in mind at all times.
Thinning the walls increases choice of- time, location, delivery method, and content.
Thinning the walls is developing an Internet campus and going to the Cloud.
Thin Walled churches enable services 7 days a week, 24 hours a day… anytime delivered anywhere.
Thin Walls Between Teams, Department, and Staff
A Thin Walled church gets new ideas from internal and external sources.
Thin Walled church values low bureaucracy and high empowerment. Thin Walled churches remove barriers for learners to network, pursue ideas, extend knowledge, and create new possibilities.
These ideas are free to be explored and lead to organic innovation due to a loose organizational structure—thin walls between teams, departments, staff, and leaders.
Thinning the walls means destroying silos and connecting-the-dots.
Thin Walled churches leverages networks—especially learning networks.
Thinning the walls increases the opportunities for collaborative learning—learning things only collaboration through Thin Walls can bring. Networks increase range of learning projects for Thin Walled churches to participate in.
Thin Walled churches value social learning values and reciprocity.
Thin Walled churches make it easy to share knowledge, wisdom, and insight among teams inside AND among other churches, fields, and professions outside. In Touch-space and cyberspace.
Thin Walled Teaching and Programming
In a Thin Walled church teaching is not locked to pulpit. Teaching is done peer-to-peer, in groups, and through Personal Learning Networks.
All teach and all learn. All disciple and are discipled.
A Thin Walled church creates systems and programs to push those inside the walls out into community and pull those out in the community inside the walls.