5. Irrelevant churches make the mistake of not taking risks. In Ed Catmull's phenomenal book Creativity, Inc., he observes, "Being too risk-averse causes many companies to stop innovating and to reject new ideas, which is the first step on the path to irrelevance." The same is true with churches.
6. Irrelevant churches make the mistake of thinking they have more time. Are your services programmed to reach your changing community and next generation? Churches must target the next generation. They must be green and growing. If not, your decline toward irrelevance is accelerating. Warren concludes, "Everything is getting faster ... nothing is slowing down. The tendency towards irrelevance is much faster than it was 10 years ago."
So I ask you, after reading the six mistakes irrelevant churches make, is your church in danger of becoming irrelevant? If so, what are you prepared to do to reverse this decline?
Brian Dodd's daytime job is as a generosity architect and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. During the last 10+ years, he has spent each day having one-on-one conversations with many of the greatest church leaders in America. He also also has over 25 years of church volunteer and staff experience. Check out his blog, Brian Dodd on Leadership.
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