Congregations seeking to transform are often first responders to crises in their immediate community. They have previously decided, prepared, and trained for what they would do to respond to crises of various kinds in their community. They have collaborated with other congregations and Christ-centered ministries in their area to be prepared for various types of crises.
Such a response is often more important than world crises and denominational crises in terms of their impact on the life and ministry of a local congregation. Still yet congregations need to be selective based on their gifts, skills, preferences, mission, and vision.