Are We Married to the Mission or the Methods?

Some great thought’s from Tony. It sure got me thinking…

  • We operate in denominations and congregations, while the rest of the world is open source.
  • We listen to worship music, while the rest of the world listens to rock and pop.
  • We talk about history, while the rest of the world talks about reality.
  • We are local, while the rest of the world is global.
  • We need the church to connect us in groups, while the rest of the world finds their own friends.
  • We share our message at specified times on Sunday morning, while the rest of the world uses video on demand.
  • We use bulletins, while the rest of the world is on Facebook.
  • We are concerned about the structure and the rules, while the rest of the world is focused on the content.
  • We create everything, while the rest of the world lets everyone create.
  • We are centralized, while the rest of the world is organic.
  • We think the web is for sharing information, while the rest of the world thinks it’s for community.
  • We send direct mail, while the rest of the world is using text messages.

What do you think? Are we married to the mission or the methods?

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Categories: Ministry, Thoughts

1 Comment »

  1. LOVE this list…it’s so true.

    I believe we can win thousands if we simply take the time to get to know them relationally!

    Also, I’m a HUGE fan of using your LIFE,…your dreams, goals, passions, talents, abilities etc.. as a ministry tool!

    Many churches make the mistake of asking the World to join their life journey when it should be the church equipping people on THEIR life journey.

    You got me started…lol… Great post!

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