Are we married to the mission or the methods?

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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 hip hop 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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About Author

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.

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