It Slayed the Momentum of the Methodists

A movement killer is something that exists in the common life of the organization itself--the culture, thinking, and practices--that in effect blocks the inherent potential for growth contained in the system.  In systems theory, all living systems are geared for growth and flourishing.  They have everything in them needed to maintain life and reproduce healthily.  The "killer" therefore is something now resident in the system that is in effect blocking the innate capacity to flourish.

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