There is no doubt that IUCC is a good church. There are many good people doing many good things for many good people in need. The questions is then, how do we get to be great? In his famous books Good to Great and Built to Last author and professor Jim Collins says that any organization that achieves greatness has a purpose. This purpose is something that will not change regardless of what happens outside of the organization. This is the organization’s reason for existence. The next thing that is vital for sucess is a set of core values. These are “the organization’s essential and enduring tenets, not to be compromised for financial gain or short-term expediency”.
Keeping these things in mind, we must ask ourselves what our reason for existence is at IUCC? Do we exist to provide a place of worship for its members? Perhaps this is one reason to exist, but is it the reason? This is a question that we will have to answer as a congregation as we move forward and become the church that God wants us to be.