What do these three things have in common?
(1) Albert Einstein: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
(2) Church ministry and publicity ideas that haven’t changed since the 1970s.
(3) The Empire’s plan involving the Death Star approach to all its problems. (sorry for the one instance of language)
That’s right. Insanity!
I think some churches are in the Death Star Mode, trying the same thing over and over and expecting it to blow things up. It doesn’t, so you just put more money and more effort into antiquated forms of ministry while the avenues of communication and socializing have shifted…and you get burnout like someone launched a proton torpedo into your chest.
Change it up. Try something new. Listen to this generation and be relevant. If it fails, pay attention to why it failed and try again. But be innovative like our connectional church is built to be, and ministry will turn a corner.
And for goodness sake, seal off the thermal port.