Congregations desiring to transform choose to be action oriented. They want to move forward rather than thinking about moving forward. They do not delay. They do not allow imperfections, minor disruptions, and anxiety over change to keep them from moving forward. They realize many of the factors holding them back exist because they are not moving forward.
Yes, they measure the journey before they begin. Yes, they count the cost. Yes, they engage in some readiness activities. They express a determination to discern God’s future for them, and to unite the congregation around a strong, positive vision and movement forward.