The Biblical concept of what the Church ought to be fits the description of what a “Master Mind” ought to be. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:10, “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
Napoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as, “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”
He continues… “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].”
The “Success Alliance” says, “Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success.
Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth and supportive colleagues.”
These are all concepts which will be active when the Church is being the Church as it was God ordained and commissioned . When it is functions as designed by God, it has the ability to significantly impact the world in positive ways.
If it becomes self-serving it moves from positive influence to negative influence in the world and no longer represents it true mission or the God who created it. It is the responsibility of those within the Church who know the value and importance of the Master Mind to help those who don’t know, so the Church can once again be and do what it was created by God to accomplish. All this through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit within [the third Mind].