Some of you are on the verge of destroying the future of your church.
I realize that sounds like one of those silly, bold statements people make to get your attention. Perhaps it is. Possibly restarting the ministry of your past is exactly what your community needs today.
I doubt it.
I’m skeptical because:
1. The pandemic changed things in our world and our communities.
2. Much of what we were doing in 2019 wasn’t working in 2019.
The fastest way to destroy a church is to build a ministry on an outdated model. And that’s what too many church leaders are doing today. Taking old methods and deploying them in this new time.
The reason: We remember our 2019 ministry models with rose-colored glasses. It’s human nature to romanticize the past, but in the case of church leadership, attempting to implement a ministry model that wasn’t working in 2019 in 2021 is a death wish.
In this NEW POST, I give leaders 7 Key Questions to Avoid Romanticizing the 2019 Church.
Answering these questions will help you more accurately remember the past while making decisions in your present.