Few congregations successfully transform unless they experience disorientation, unlearning, and relearning. Left to their preferred desires they will make small, incremental transitions and changes that do not positively impact the direction, effectiveness, and significance of their spiritual and strategic journey.
Disorientation takes people out of their comfort zone, their control zone, their cultural zone, and their life experience zone. Unlearning is what happens when their perspectives are challenged at a deep level. Relearning is the process of constructing a new framework and perspective on the world. It may start with missional engagement where they must cross barriers to share love.