Insight 140: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Doing Things Because WADITWB
A big barrier to the transformation of congregations is WADITWB. This stands for “We’ve Always Done It That Way Before”. This is the answer given by many congregations to the possibility of innovation. Innovation involves transition and change. This is what many congregations are unwilling to do.
Congregations stuck in the rut of habitual behavior cannot see the value of climbing out of the rut to discover a new world. They are comfortable with the past. They are afraid of losing the known for the unknown. Too many leaders are afraid of losing their position of influence in the congregation.