When we’re entering into a new season, I always challenge our leaders to have a higher threshold for chaos.

Systems tend to produce predictable outcomes. When we are innovating and growing, we never know what the outcome will be.

Many ideas we think will be great turn out to be duds. On the other hand, God really blessed some ideas we thought were average.

While we are willing to allow things to get a little messy, we also work hard to make sure we are students.

●What is God showing us?

●What did we learn from the last failure?

●What success is hidden in the last failure?

Our church is well into a season of discovery. When we discern what God wants us to know, we recruit the right people. Then we build systems and enjoy the ride—until God leads us into a learning and chaotic period again. Personally, these are my favorite times!

Open Idea:
When’s the last time you shook up your system? They say necessity is the mother of invention, so identify a necessity in your ministry, or a problem that needs solving. Let out the chaos, start brainstorming, and see what happens. And remember to learn from the process!