Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Speed of Cultural Change

“I recently heard a well-known evangelical leader make the statement, "With the rapid rate of cultural change taking place, the rate of change for an organization has to be compared to the surrounding culture and not to itself." The point he was making is that often when assessing change, the local church looks at its own history rather than its surrounding community and context. When looking inward, a congregation may feel like they have made significant changes, but when the church looks around, more often than not, the speed of cultural change is the hare and the church is the tortoise.” (New Dean from APU)