Congregational transformation is not a short-term annual effort of seeking to build up congregations with only an immediacy mindset. It is not like an annual plant. It is not shortsighted. It is not about tactical and technical change.
Congregational transformation is a long-term perennial effort of seeking to build new capacities in congregations with a patient mindset. It is like a perennial plant. It is about the long view. It is about strategic and adaptive change that uses appropriate tactical and technical methods.
The anxiety present in many congregations forces a foolish annual approach rather than a wise perennial approach.