COR Congregations are committed to change that leads to improved senior youth and young adult ministry.
COR congregations recognize that new programs, methods, styles and services will always be needed. What was effective yesterday may not meet the needs of people tomorrow. And new methods will be needed to reach those not engaged with the current ministry mix.
Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to Him.
~ Romans 12:2 CEV
“We are to study the field carefully and are not to think that we must follow the same methods in every place... Whatever may have been your former practice, it is not necessary to repeat it again and again in the same way. God would have new and untried methods followed."
~ Evangelism, p. 125.
"There is an inexorable link between an organization’s vision and its appetite for improvement. Vision exposes what has yet to be accomplished. In this way, vision has the power to create a healthy sense of organizational discontent. A leader who continually keeps the vision out in front of his or her staff creates a thirst for improvement which, in turn, produces an appetite for change. In this way vision contributes to developing a culture that is comfortable with change. Vision-centric churches expect change. Change is a means to an end. Change is critical to making what could and should be a reality."
~ Andy Stanley in Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, p. 274.
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