Insight 344: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Slip Into an Internal Focus
Congregations seeking to transform realize a natural tendency is to incrementally slip into an internal focus and away from an external focus. The desire to be missional is strong, but the desire to huddle with people with whom they have had a deep relationship is stronger.
Congregations may have a short-term crescendo of missional engagement where they focus externally, but at most this will last a few years and then they will celebrate their significance and recall the great experiences they had in missional engagement. At the same time they slip back into an internal focus and forget the external.