“When you start following God’s purpose, God will start making ways.” [Queen and Davis, Hopeful Imagination, 2014] Congregations desiring to transform follow God’s purpose first, last, and all along the way. They surrender their purpose to God’s purpose. They move along a continuum from success to significance toward the goal of surrender to God’s purpose.
As they progress along this continuum they are bolstered by the reality that God is making a way for their transformation to take place. They have self-awareness that it was not by their effort, but by their willing dependence on our God who transforms.