Manifesto for Agile Church Development

While not a software development, I appreciate the agile software development methodology which they use. I recently discovered the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which is:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

I appreciate these principles and believe that they just need a slight reworking to be applicable to the church:

  • People and interactions over processes and tools
  • Effective discipleship over comprehensive programming
  • Leadership collaboration over denominational negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

How do you respond? What would you add, change or delete?

Is there useful Bible software?

I currently do not use any Bible software. I have been following the development of Logos Bible Software for Mac and wonder if I might want to purchase it in the future. I also wonder if there is a quality online resource that would serve a similar purpose. I have a sense that Bible software would be a useful tool to improve my teaching, preaching and study.

Have you used or do you use Bible software? In what ways have you found it to be helpful? Do you have any suggestions on a particular software or online resource?