I heard an amazing talk on “Missional Leadership” this past week by Reggie McNeal. He made a comparison on the church and an airport and that we sometimes get confused on the goal.
If an airport gets confused on its role and goals – it might begin to think that the Airport – is the destination. If all the planes are on the ground and the concourse is full of people all gathered in one place – then the airport has lost its goal! What is the airport’s goal you ask??? Great question!
The church sometimes gets confused in its goals as well. We tend to start looking like an airport with all the cars in the parking lot, buildings and programs full, and people gathering in one location (and counted!!!). We’ve missed it. What is the goal? Also… Great question!