Thursday, May 13, 2010

Don't wait too long...

One possibility for congregational renewal is to call an expert to help with the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and definition of alternate courses of reality. This is not a particularly attractive possibility, because most congregations have an earned skepticism about the potential contribution of any outside, third-party consultant.

All too often, congregations are reluctant to turn to outside expertise until the passage of time has greatly reduced the number of attractive courses of action.

Lyle Schaller, Activating the Passive Church

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