Congregations seeking to transform are moving forward with intentionality in the direction of God’s leadership for them as a congregation. Congregations wishing they could transform are drifting without a clear sense of intentionality. They are reactive to circumstances, often defending what is happening, and wishing that things were like they were in the past.
It is important for congregations to be decisive and purposeful. They need to know who they are under God, what they value and believe, and where they are headed. They then must align their actions to live into the call of God upon their congregation.