God’s world is a dynamic world. Transitions and changes are continual. New discoveries happen hourly. Knowledge increases at exponential speed. Paradigms shift before we become accustomed to familiar realities.
A bias in favor of learning is essential for leaders. Congregational leaders who proclaim they know enough soon discover the leading edge of ministry is moving away from them. What they thought was innovative and creative becomes the hallmark of mediocrity.
Congregational leaders who desire to be part of God’s transformation of their congregation must commit to never stop learning how the gospel can be applied to their evolving context.