Congregations seeking to transform focus on being innovative and not just operational. Way too many congregations function only in an operational dimension. This is often a time when they are functioning at subsistence level conducting the basic operations of a congregation–worship, fellowship, care, and a few programs. But, they appear to be “paying the rent” rather than investing in an innovative venture.
Transforming congregations focus on the new things God might be calling them to do. They seek to innovate and not to simply do things the way they have typically done them when they were in an operational mode.