Saturday, May 22, 2010


There is a pressing need for PCC to rethink WHY we do WHAT we do and the WAY we are doing it. I’m not talking about the gospel, the purposes of the church, our mission, or our Biblically based core values; God’s Word is unchanging. What I am talking about is our practices and the tendency to keep doing the same things the same way without asking ourselves why.

The tendency of all churches and the people in them is to keep doing the same thing the same way simply because it worked in the past. We fall in love with our programs & the way we do things, and resist change. Broken systems don't need to be repaired - they need to be replaced. Sometimes you just have to put the axe to current programs and start over from scratch.

We need to rethink.

Rethinking is not asking “How can I do this better?” as much as it is about asking, “Why do I do it this way,?” or even more importantly, “Why do I do this at all?”

Everything is on the drawing board right now. I am challenging everyone – from top to bottom – to rethink. We need to rethink everything; discipleship, worship, serving, programs, schedules, structure, building usage, community, small groups, job descriptions, and more.

Business as usual is going to change. It must change if we are going to be the kind of prevailing church God has called us to be. It is time for PCC to go to a whole-new-level.

I will be writing a lot more about this topic beginning Monday of next week. If you have an interest in the future of PCC, you might like to tune in.


Jewel K. Christian said...


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