Why It Might Work This Time

There is nothing more frustrating than having an idea for reaching people you are sure is going to work, and having it shot down by those responsible for deciding whether it moves forward. One it feels so crummy is because it feels like the death of that vision, because a “no” feels like an eternal “no.” That doesn’t have to be the case.

If it’s been a while since you brought it up, bring it up again. If the church actually did try the idea and it didn’t work, that doesn’t mean it will never work–though sometimes it does. Look at it again with fresh eyes. Perhaps it will work this time. There is one primary reason it might work this time–things have changed. Not people, not traditions, etc. What? The emotional processes in your church may have changed.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 121

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: The NFL season is underway. I enjoy watching football, but I LOVE fantasy football season. Yep, I’m that big of a dork. Having said that, I would take watching a baseball game over an NFL game, live. And I’d take a college football game over an NFL […]

Stay out of the Bubble

Vision must be “grounded.” It’s easy to lose touch with ordinary people if one is in an isolated community (like academia) or if one spends too much of one’s time reading blogs, books, articles, etc. One reason so many terrible prognostications occur in the realm of ministry is because we read too much and exist […]