Congregations seeking to transform are willing to appear foolish to those who are uncommitted to a radical Christian faith. In their foolishness these congregations are embraced by the power of God and the wisdom of God.
“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB
Application of their foolishness leads congregations to consider the Christ-centered, faith-based nature of everything they do. While they do social and contextual ministry, they always have a spiritual focus as part of the foundation.