Slain in the Spirit

Emergent Wisdom For Churches #1

(Click to enlarge). A network with many weak links is stronger than a network with a few strong links. Multiple nodes enable greater communication which enables faster emergence. Predicting which will new projects will survive or succeed is almost impossible in our present chaotic world, but planting many seeds and allowing multiple projects is a good place to start. Experimental ministries that do not succeed should not be seen as a failure, since many failures allow greater potential for success. Real failure happens when we are too intimidated to start anything new due to faithlessness or fear. So go ahead and start some new things. Plant some seeds. 7 or even 8 of them. Maybe one or two of them will take root and produce something.
From "Rhizome Cowboy: Emergent Principles for Network-Based Churches "(Andrew Jones, Nov 04)"