A Framework of Avenues and Elements
An organization’s spiritual condition is based on the extent it is associated with God’s purposes, presence and power. The Light for Organizations ministry offers a framework to help leaders understand and take steps to improve their organization’s spiritual condition. As an organization’s spiritual condition improves, it will find it is easier to be faithful to God’s purposes, be aware of God’s presence, and be guided by God’s power.
The framework is made up of four avenues. They are Encourage Faithfulness, Build Capacity for Spirit, Reduce Obstacles to Spirit, and Amplify Spirit.
Each avenue has a purpose:
- Encouraging Faithfulness – to become aware of God’s purposes and to align the organization with them
- Building Capacity for Spirit – to develop working relationships that allow the presence and power of God to become more apparent and active
- Reducing Obstacles to Spirit – to remove the barriers that hinder the flow of spiritual energy among people and groups in an organization
- Amplifying Spirit – to increase the amount of spiritual energy in an organization and to enable better access to it
Each avenue contains three elements. These elements work together to satisfy the purpose of each avenue. More information about how to carry out each element is provided in the blog posts.
The Elements are introduced on the pages associated with their Avenue on the Framework menu. To go to them more directly, use these links: Encourage Faithfulness, Build Capacity for Spirit, Reduce Obstacles to Spirit, and Amplify Spirit.
Note: This framework, reorganized slightly, aligns with the three dimensions of workplace spirituality. Read more in my article “Reconceptualizing Organizational Spirituality: Theological Roots for Scientific and Practical Fruit” that was published in Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.