10 Dec One Final Thought on Momentum
Steve Dennie, Communications Director
And now, one final thought on momentum from Andy Stanley. I promise–no more.
Momentum is never triggered by tweaking something old. It is triggered by introducing something new. Human nature prefers the old to the new. So our default action, when we want to become more effective, is to tweak what we’re already doing. More training, different schedule, new materials, whatever. B-o-r-i-n-g.
Perhaps it would be better to think, “What is something we’re not doing, something not even on our radar, that we should try?”
I think of our new church in Grand Ledge, Mich., which held a Vacation Bible School this summer in a trailer park. Rather than ask people to come to the church for two hours of wonderful programs, they took everything right to their target audience.
Imagine the logistics–equipment, food, shelter in case of rain, etc. But they did it, and people were saved. Such a simple idea that makes imminent sense. And it had never before crossed my mind.
As one of those computer companies says, Think Different. (And don’t get upset by the missing “ly.”)