God has so much to say about Governments; mostly everything I know about leadership I have learned from the Word.
Governmental authority is established to keep order. "Order" is like the grease that keeps everything moving smoothly. It's when things are "out of order" that problems begin. Disorder usually results in confusion. When you see confusion, it's usually because something is "out of order".
Policies and procedures are created to try and keep order. Imagine being at a meeting where everyone is screaming at each other. This scene could be deemed as "out of order", because the communication system would be unproductive. Anything that is unproductive is Out of Order!
I worked the federal election last year. This was the first year they required everyone to produce identification. My parents were in my pole, but they forgot their identification; they were not permitted to vote. So in this case, the policy that was set to achieve order actually produced disorder.
Order does not start with a list of rules, it starts with vision. Once we know where we want to go, then we can form a system that will help everyone get there.
Is Hornepayne in order? Are we achieving our goals? What are our goal as a community? What is our position in the North? When we pool our individual strengths we can see the big picture of exactly who Hornepayne is. I think we need to see this "picture"; this is the beginning of coming into order. Once we know who we are, we can better know where we are going. We can have community goals, and we can claim our position within the North. We can confidently say "this is who we are, and this is how we can contribute to the North." I'll just bet each community has a different strength, and only Hornepayne can fill Hornepayne's position. There is just nobody else like us. We are Hornepayne!!!!