For change to occur in your church, you need to leave some things behind. That is hard. If you’re not willing to leave some things behind, you’ll never experience change. That’s true for us personally, for our families, and for our churches.
A lot of times, churches become layered: in the 1960s you did this, in the 1970s you added this, in the 1980s you began doing these things. You get all these layers operating, because nobody wants to leave anything behind.
It’s interesting the things we’re not willing to leave behind:
- Worship style
- Music preferences
- Church dress code
- Organizational structures
So ask yourself: What am I willing to leave behind? And then make sure it’s the right things.
How about it? What are some things you’ve seen that churches have difficulty leaving behind?