Insight 060: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Defending the Indefensible

For congregations to become FaithSoaring they must stop defending the indefensible. In general, the indefensible are the things that stopped working some years ago, models of congregational life that are no longer relevant, methods that speak to a context that no longer exists, and/or patterns familiar to long-term members but strange to people who might potentially connect with the congregation.

For many congregations the familiar to which they are faithful becomes the enemy of the cutting edge of ministry to which they need to be committed. They press harder on what once worked rather focusing smarter things that now work.

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