Two of the industries that are behind the curve of our culture are also, in my mind, two of the most important. I am talking about the American Church and the American Education system. I know that there are a lot of different things going on all over the world, and I seriously think that we have a ton to learn from all of that. However, I am much more familiar with what is going on locally and I have only the ability to influence that. This video is about American Education but it doesn't take much effort to apply it to the church as well. (It's a little long, but totally worth it! Trust me!)
So if we are behind, we have 2 options... or 3 I guess. The first one, that I want to avoid at all costs, would be to just stay behind the culture and become voiceless and irrelevant. If we do nothing, this is the road we will be on. The other 2 options are to try to slowly change the current system/congregations or to start a new form of the industry with the new DNA in place. If we don't do enough, we are in danger of becoming like the first option, and if we try to do to much we can predict the future wrong or be ahead of our time. I believe we are called to lead the culture and to create culture so to be ignored or to be unimportant to the world around us is to fail. So what can we do to change the culture of our institutions and change the culture of the world? And how can we create new ways of being the education or church industry, while creating the DNA of future?