Two essential movements for protecting unity

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Centripetall-vs-Centrifugal

Two forces of movement serve as a helpful illustration of the function of core values and a healthy core group in any organization.

  • Centripetal movement/force draws something or someone toward a central point.
  • Centrifugal movement/force pushes something or someone away from the center.

Assimilating and Dissimilating dynamics

These forces of movement help us build the interior life of a local Church (or other any other group or organization).

  • Centripetal force is an assimilating dynamic. It refers to the centering effects of the core commitments of a core group.
  • Centripetal force is a dissimilating dynamic. It refers to the purging effects of the core commitments of a core group.

Illustrations

  • Like water draining from a tub, centripetal magnetic effect draws toward a central place with collective motion. In a Church or group dynamic, the core group provides this motion as it holds core beliefs and values and draws others toward them.
  • If…

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