Congregations who need to transform have a lot of baggage to carry along with them that they need to lay down. Some of this is an over commitment to programs, ministries, and activities that may no longer serve them well. These may claim people, time, financial, material, and facilities resources needed for the transformation of the congregations.
Needed is a stop and start analysis or audit. This involves determining things congregations will decide to stop doing. Then congregations need to start doing things that empower their future vision, and dedicate what may be scarce resources to those things that bring new life.