Throughout church history, we have seen contractions (the church grows smaller whether through persecution, cultural pressures, geographical shifts, etc.) followed by expansions (the church grows larger, usually to a much greater size than before the contraction).

To navigate these inevitable contractions and expansions well, leaders need to prepare and proactively create flexible structures.

Today we look at Mark 2:18–22 and talk about some critical points in understanding how to create flexible structures.