“Leadership is like teaching third grade: it means repeating the significant things.” – Max De Pree
It’s a common stereotype that churches are perpetually “stuck” – changing anything (including carpet color) takes years, and only happens over loud complaints or church splits.
In mega church land, however, I’ve actually experienced the opposite. I think that sometimes we’re so interested in being relevant and innovative that we don’t give things a chance to take hold and work. I’m totally guilty – I get bored easily – but many times we’ll start a program, launch an initiative, etc… and think that it’s past it’s prime or usefulness, when it really might just be that something new and shiny has grabbed our attention. Sometimes – not always, but sometimes – we have to let things repeat and sink in to let them work to their full potential.