This week, I had the privilege of sitting on a zoom call with lead and executive pastors from around the country as they strategize, dream and discuss what leading people looks like now…how it’s changed over the past 10 months, what we need to do next, and how the heart of the mission of helping people encounter Jesus stays the same. Together, this group – from different denominations, different states, different backgrounds, different sizes – works to find new ways they can best serve their congregations and communities.
For so many, the ways we do what we do has shifted. We’ve had to be open to new ideas and alternative methods to accomplish our objectives.
- Schools have shifted to distant learning
- Meetings have shifted to zoom calls
- Birthday parties have shifted to drive by parades
- Sunday services have shifted to online and drive in experiences
- Nights out have shifted to delivery and another night in
We can’t get stuck in the “good old days” or the ways things used to be. We have to look forward with open eyes willing to see new paths. We have to keep open minds willing to try fresh ideas. We have to have courage to step into new adventures.