The pace of change today requires churches to follow one of two paths: Innovate or very quickly become irrelevant and ultimately ineffective in your core mission. The WCA hosted a webcast called, The Leader's Mindset — with Jim Mellado, Craig Terrill and Tom Lane, Executive Senior Pastor, Gateway Church. Below are a few follow up questions to continue the discussion.
What is one thing that stood out to you, challenged, or surprised you in Tom Lane’s stories about innovation at Gateway?
A key to innovation at Gateway has been the leaders’ willingness to empower others and support their ideas. How well would you estimate that you and the other leaders in your church, ministry, or organization do at empowering others? Do you have any empowerment success stories to share?
Tom emphasized the need for margin — both financial and personal. Without resources and creative energy available, it’s difficult to make innovation happen. How have you made margin for innovation in the past, or how would you like to in the future?
By: Erica Dekker
Content Team, WCA