Congregations seeking to transform realize the truth of this statement: “The church exists primarily for those who are not a part of it.” [Queen/David. Hopeful Imagination, 2014.] Transformation involves not seeing things primarily from the eyes of the church, but from the eyes of the immediate community context or affinity group, and the whole rest of the world.
Any congregation that says the church exists primarily for those who are a part of it are in great trouble, will likely not be vital and vibrant, and may have fully lost their first love. That’s no your congregation is it?