How do we change? A quote to ponder…

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Mission Trip to Honduras, 2005

“Moving beyond intentions begins by changing the questions we ask of ourselves. Instead of only asking what kind of person we wish to be (generous, faithful, disciple-like…) we also need to ask the less comfortable question of what we need to change about ourselves next in order to be more like the aspired person we envision. Instead of only asking what kind of congregation we want to be (vital, growing, disciple-making, justice seeking…) we also need to ask the less comfortable question of what change we need to address next, or what we need to learn next, to be more like the aspired congregation we envision.” This quote came from an Alban Institute email and from Gil Rendle in his new book, Doing the Math of Mission: Fruits, Faithfulness and Metrics


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