Congregations seeking to transform reach a point where they must acknowledge the difference between their eternal faith relationship with the Triune God, and the culture in which they grew up and how that culture is impacting their congregation. Congregations captivated by their culture will never transform or at least sustain what initially looks like transformation.
Transformation of a congregation is about doing a new thing, going in a different direction, and morphing into an organic movement of God that always chooses the Triune God over cultural habits. Always! Congregations captivated by cultural habits die.