Your church is small. You don’t have enough money, people or facilities to be innovative, do you?
That’s precisely the reason we must be innovative.
Some of the world’s greatest ideas, products and revolutions came about, not because someone had unlimited money and resources, but precisely because they did not. Their lack what was what spurred them to think differently.
When you have plenty of money, people and other resources, you tend to do things in a fairly standard way. You go to the regular conferences, read the usual books, hire a consultant and follow the latest trend.
Good things can be done that way. Big things can be done that way. But innovative things are never done that way.
Innovation, by its very nature, is new, different and bold.
People (and churches) with money, time and resources can study and follow the latest methods, ideas and trends.
But the fact that it is being studied, followed and adopted by others, means it’s no longer innovative. Cutting edge, maybe. But no longer truly innovative.
Innovation can’t really be studied and adopted because, by the time it gets to the latest seminar where someone can teach others how to do it, the true innovator has moved on.
We usually stumble onto innovation, not by choice, but after being forced into a corner by circumstance.