Weak Stories vs. Bold Stories


Gil Rendle, church consultant and author of Journey In The Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches, says this in an interview with Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog: 

“One of the things I know about congregations is that they routinely tell very weak and safe stories about themselves, because if you tell kind of a weak, safe story about yourself, you don’t have to perform a whole lot. But if you tell a bold story about yourself, you have to risk. And so we’ve got a lot of congregations that have learned how to tell very weak stories.”

Read the whole interview with Gil Rendle

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Cross-posted from Disciples Intersection



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Posted on 06-13-2011

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