Earlier this week I was in Indianapolis for a meeting to help re-envision a ministry that I am passionate about.
Fifteen of us gathered for a day to begin what will be a multi-year task of plotting the future course for an organization that has existed for over a hundred years. And some might ask: “Why?” Why change something that by most accounts seems to be working fine?
The answer might be found in my ride from the airport to the hotel on Sunday night. I did something I’ve never done before… I took an Uber. It was cheaper than a cab and more convenient than a shuttle.
Five years ago, taxi companies in Indianapolis thought everything was working fine, and then things changed, and only those who were willing and able to change were able to survive.
Things are not the way they were last year, and things will be different again next year, things change, and if we don’t change as well then we will be left behind.
It’s been said the seven last words of a dying church are “We have always done it this way” and that is a reality for ministries and businesses as well.
And so let’s celebrate what was and plan for what will be.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.