We live in a culture of innovation where the idea of start-ups is driving industry and technology. We need to think of ourselves as start-ups—like 250-year-old start-ups. That’s what we are now.
– pastor and author Keith Anderson
Going forward as innovators means fostering creativity for new ministries within existing congregations. The challenge will be to find funds to seed ideas, and to develop a culture of innovation and risk-taking.
Because we live in an environment that is continually changing, we need to:
- Experiment and innovate all the time
- Listen and figure out what people want and what will add value to their life
- Continue to try new things to see if they work and try something else if it doesn’t
Telling God’s story of hope and love in fresh ways isn’t just the future of the church. It’s been the essence of the church from the very beginning.