Thursday, May 7, 2009

Keep The Change

Needless to say, things are going great at Spout Springs Church. Attendance is way up. We baptized ten people at First Wednesday—for the second time this year. Lives are being transformed.

So what should we do now?

Change something.

Seriously. And I’m not talking about just changing to accommodate growth. I’m talking about looking for ways to shake things up.

The tendency, when things are going well, is to pull out the cliches. Stay the course and don’t rock the boat. But it’s easier to make changes when things are going well—and you have the ability to analyze the changes without the anxiety of need (or desperation). You can take your time and make positive course corrections, added useful things, deleted things that have outgrown their usefulness.

Otherwise we may end up in the rut of repetition and the coffin of comfort.

So, don’t be surprised any time you see changes at Spout Springs. Because all it takes to turn a rut into a grave are a couple end pieces.

(Here are a couple other blogs to get the brain pumping:

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