Congregations seeking to transform know it is important to inspire people with a solid mission, and a captivating vision. But it is more than that. People must feel that they are part of a movement that is making a difference in God’s world. They must see their congregation as a venue through which the world is being changed into a place characterized by God’s love and compassion.
They realize they must be willing to grow spiritually to be part of the movement. And, they respond positively to ever increasing expectations for their spiritual formation and the expression of missional engagement.