In today’s Door Post eNewsletter from the Center for Congregational Health, Dr. Bill Wilson writes that entrepreneurism should be part of the minister’s role in a local congregation:
“The women and men I know who are doing great work in the ministry have taken this role to heart. They dare to dream and articulate a vision and then seek ways to creatively bring it to reality. Risk is accepted as normative and seen as a sign of faithfulness to a God-sized agenda.”
Wilson goes on to say that being entrepreneurial is not always appreciated in the local church, but is rather discouraged because of the discomfort that creativity and risk inevitably produces.
When have you taken risks in your local churches? Have they failed? Have they paid off? Would you do it all over again (even if the initiative seems doomed to failure)? Is all this risk-taking, as Wilson writes, a sign of faithfulness?
associate conference minister for youth and young adult ministries