Today I have been pondering the two things I walked away with from General Council '09.
1. "It's just an experiment." (Don't be afraid to try something new!)
2. As a church we must be culturally relevant.
These two items are so closely related. In order to become culturally relevant you're gonna have try something new. And oh, how that makes many people squirm uncontrollably!!!!
I mean seriously, how long has it been since you really looked at your church? Is it operating in the 2000's? Or are you stuck in the 90's or maybe even the 80's? Or God forbid, your stuck in the 50's!! From a small church perspective cultural relevance is huge. Ministry takes money and small churches don't have tons of money, but I would venture to say that your thought process is much more important in overcoming than your financial status!!
If you're looking to change, change will slowly start happening. If you're not looking to change, then your church will eventually die simply because you will not be reaching the current generation.
Go ahead! Try something new today! Remember if it doesn't work, it's not a big deal, "It was just an experiment!"