Change detached from mission brings frustration, conflict, burnout and failure. Because change is not a goal, it’s a means to a goal.
The church must always be about the mission.
Not about change.
Not about tradition.
Not even about a finding a healthy balance between change and tradition (good luck trying to keep those balls in the air!)
Only the mission is strong enough to help us make the right changes, motivate us to initiate those changes, keep us encouraged in the middle of long-term change, and bring about the needed results of the change.
Change is hard.
When it’s about change, it won’t work.
When it’s about the mission, it will work. Because the mission demands it. And the mission is all that matters.
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