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Today's Devotion

Organizing the Church

  • November 14, 2018 | Philippians 1:1–2

According to entrepreneur Steve Jobs, “Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.” But Sir Barnett Cocks, who served as a clerk in the British House of Commons, is said to have observed, “A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.” A committee is not always a team!

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