Saturday, February 25, 2012

A New Paradigm for Church

I'm convinced that we are in the midst of a second church reformation. In  ten years churches won't look at all what they look like now.  They will cease to be weekly meetings that merely perform religious rituals and they will become 24/7 ministry centers. Sunday morning will simply be times of celebration for what went on the other six days of the week.

Seth Godin sees the same thing happening in the business world. We've seen institutions crumble and be wholly replaced. This is what Seth has to say...

The definition of a revolution: it destroys the perfect and enables the impossible.

The music business was perfect. Radio, record chains, Rolling Stone magazine, the senior prom, limited access to recording studios, the replaceable nature of the LP, the baby boomers... it all added up to a business that seemed perfect, one that could run for ever and ever.

The digital revolution destroyed this perfect business while enabling the seemingly impossible: easy access to the market by new musicians, a cosmic jukebox of just about every song ever recorded, music as a social connector...

If you are love with the perfect, prepare to see it swept away. If you are able to dream of the impossible, it just might happen.

Prepare to see "church as usual" swept away. Now let's dream the impossible.