Missing Innovation in Ministry

“The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday.”- R. T. Kendall in The Anointing

I read the above quote yesterday on a blog and cannot stop thinking about it.  I know from my experiences launching and leading ministries that it is easy for your idea and your vision to become like your child.  You want to remain in total control of the organization to make sure that the core values, programs, and innovative ideas.  The issue is that God may be opening new doors and allowing the organization to evolve into something new and different in order to be more effective in reaching people for Jesus and ministering to the church.

The struggle of a leader is letting go of something that is close to his or her heart.  We need to make sure that we are open-handed on the way that we do ministry while remaining grounded in the unchanging truths of the gospel.  God may be birthing something new in the hearts of people in your ministry, but you may be to busy holding on to the ideas and dreams of yesterday that you miss the opportunity of today.