Insight 115: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Greater Involvement of Laity

Broad-based ownership of transformation by laity in a congregation empowers transition and change that may lead to transformation not only in the short-term, but also in the long-term. Narrow ownership of transformation by laity may lead to short-term transition and change, but not long-term transformation.

Transformation is often staff-initiated. This can be very good. One of the initiatives of wise staff is to seek to develop broad-based ownership among laity for the whole process of transformation. When transformation is staff-driven it often means staff cannot or choose not to develop broad-based ownership among laity. This can be a terrible mistake.

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