Do you remember the Apple“Think Different” campaign? As I begin thinking through church development, I notice that many churches take the approach of memicing churches that they are modeling their churches after. While using principles and ideas to enhance what we are already doing as a church is fine in my opinion. To mimic and try to reproduce to scale what successful churches are doing is limiting our creative ability that God has given each of us and lowers our divine potential.
The key to church development is not to be like or even out do other churches. We must begin creating environments within our church that forces us to be creative and think different. We don’t think different to just be different. We think through different applications of ministry concepts to be more affective in reaching people. Imagine how affective our churches could be in reaching people within our community if we begin engaging our creativity within our church community. Within TrueLife we have creativity teams that we use to help our ministry teams. In doing this, the creative potential is unleashed and new ideas and concepts are birthed.
We were all created to be different, so let’s be the original people God created each of us to be. We can change our world one creative idea at a time. Think Different!