Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. You never lose unless you never try. Congregations seeking to transform are often afraid of failing. They get so afraid that they never try. Two cliché quotes that are true of them: “We’ve never done it that way before.” “We tried that, and it did not work.”
The change of attitude needed is that if you try something new–seek to engage in transition and change–two primary things can happen. First, you can win. It can work for your congregation. Or, you can learn from your experience, and try again building on your learnings.