Here are more of the Q&As from the Outreach/Tony Morgan questionnaire:
What are the enemies of innovation in churches? What are the challenges churches will have to overcome to experience innovation?
Enemies of innovation include any attempt to minimize or marginalize the ability to create new ways of telling the story. My opinion is that people are the biggest hurdle to innovation. We wouldn’t have the automobile today if we would have listened to all the people that thought going more than five miles per hour was too fast.
What are the dangers of innovation in the church?
A big danger of innovation is sometimes we try and get Jesus to fit into our methods, as opposed to having our methods fit around Jesus. Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Don’t mess with the story! Hebrews does not say that his methods are always the same, so feel free to tinker with how we communicate and innovate, not what we’re communicating.