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Monday, August 20, 2012

What three pieces of advice would you give to pastors and congregations that are drawn to an organic church model?

  1. Don’t try to change a church corporately with a program. Implementation of real change must come from the heart of the disciples not the staff offices or a pulpit.
  2. Allow a new pilot project on the side to thrive with its own new culture. Then let that group of people have contagious influence over the rest of the church. Protect it from the people who will see it as a threat. 
  3. Start with planting the Good News of Christ’s DNA in a few disciples that will multiply and spread. Let the health of a few drive the change rather than a top-down approach that never really infiltrates the hearts of the disciples.

1 comment:

Jay Lewis said...

Thanks for solid advice. I can tell you from 25 years of practical experience in trying to change various church cultures, the pulpit and program is a great way to get fired. When I let the dead die, and approached those with life with the opportunity to do something life-giving, everything changed. Looking forward to Sentralized!