“Openness to change doesn’t just happen. It emerges out of trust–trust of God and of one another.” [Queen and Davis. Hopeful Imagination, 2014.]
Too few congregations have a deep sense of trust in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit. They say with their mouth the Holy Spirit is trustworthy. Their actions indicate otherwise. They act like it is necessary to take the reins of control from the Holy Spirit and reimage their congregation in their image rather than trusting the Holy Spirit to reimage their congregation in God’s image. Transforming congregations trust God’s Holy Spirit and are open to change.