or Mission is Messy:
Any disconnected church that seeks to reengage with their community will find the experience to be messy.
There may be physical messes like mud on the carpet, smudges on the walls, dirty bathrooms, or broken vases. The way of church life to which your people had grown accustomed will suddenly change.
But, there are also relational messes—things changing that some do not want to change.
In revitalization, it’s hard to transition to a missional mindset. Kids will break things. Life will change.Church revitalization is an opportunity to lead God’s people to a renewed focus on God’s mission.
But in the end, it’s worth it all.