Thursday, July 19, 2007

Changing the Future

Seth Godin has a great blog about the difficulty of changing the future. He says,

Changing tomorrow is really, really difficult. . .

Changing next week's future is a little easier, next month is easier still. You can lay the groundwork now to change your team and your products and your story so that over time, you're in a different place than you are now.

Changing next year, though... that's really hard. It's hard because a year is so far away, you can count on the world being a very different place by then. (more)

In the church we often try to make everything happen now, or tomorrow or this weekend. If we can't convince someone in a "friend weekend" or a first visit then we move on to the next unsuspecting neighbor or visitor. Maybe we could talk to them outside of church without a tract in our back pocket waiting for the right moment to make our move. Get to know them. Let them see something in you that they like. Value them as a person not a potential notch in your baptistry. If you do these things they will ask questions and then you have an open ear.

But don't wait too long. The church is notorious for being the best at last year's (or decades) culture. Remember that today's contemporary will become tomorrows tradition. The world is changing. If we want that world to meet an unchanging Jesus, we better keep up

1 comment:

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Great blog Baby!