Congregations seeking to transform practice the art of selective deafness. This is the pattern of not listening to people who tell them that what they are trying to do is impossible. They believe the impossible is possible if they focus on God’s vision for their congregation. Their definition of the impossible is not about unrealistic fantasies, but things that are beyond their current grasp and direct sight.
This attitude gives these congregations the inspiration and confidence to try things that others will not try. That does not mean that everything they try will be successful. But, many are successful.