By Matt Dawson
Growing always brings CHANGE.
The Church of Jesus Christ is a LIVING THING. It’s either growing and changing or it is stagnant (you can call stagnant things something else… DEAD). Jesus was as clear as could be: GO and make disciples of EVERYONE!
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Churches that experience success have a natural instinct to protect that success and resist change. They become risk adverse because they have much to lose. Meanwhile, church plants, missionaries, para-church organizations, with less to lose are willing to risk everything to innovate, take risks, and even fail in pursuit of the BEST POSSIBLE FUTURE.