Why Successful Churches Aren’t Turning the World Upside-Down – But the Outcasts Might - New Small Church
Jesus was the most culture-challenging, paradigm-shifting, tradition-breaking, change agent who ever lived. How did his followers become so boring? Want cutting-edge, society-shifting change? Church is the last place people expect to find it. Want dry, stuffy, moldy, old traditions and ideas? That may be the very definition of church in many people’s minds. This is a problem. A big problem. And it’s our fault. We’ve taken the life- and society-transforming message of Jesus and we’ve made it about . . . success. Trying to maintain that success has made us safe. Safe is boring.