Typically, congregations who need to transform seek to emulate and compete with other congregations they believe are being successful. Often this is a losing proposition. Seldom does a congregation seeking to transform have the capacity needed to compete with larger congregations. Also, they are often late to the party. The community context may be saturated with congregations with certain emphases.
Instead congregations needing to transform ought to search for the unique proposition they are offer. What programs, ministries, or activities best fit their collective spiritual gifts, life skills, and personality preference? In what ways to they bring God’s people great joy?