How do you know that a garden or a yard has been handled with great care? You see it in its appearance and the fruit that is produced. If it’s left to fend for itself, it will become overgrown or withered. The same is true for our personal lives and the organizations we lead. If we fail to manage them with ongoing care and cultivation, like a garden they will wither or become overcrowded with the chaos of unnecessary activity. Why is it that we so often ignore this truth?
When you hit the Church Community Builder website for the first time, it may be a bit confusing. After all, you probably landed there to look for software. What you saw was different, and not very software-focused. Let me try to give you some context for why that is.
It is true that the right programming is integral to reach and build community in a particular region. But I absolutely believe that more is not always better. After reading Jared C. Wilson’s recent post, 10 Reasons to Underprogram Your Church, I am even more convinced!
It's not about church software because it's NEVER been about church software.
Sometimes people work hard to make it about software...subscriptions plans...upgrades...support...etc. It's obvious what their end game is. Users. Renewals. Which translates...for the business...into a steady income stream. (That means I get to be LAZY and just keep the systems running smoothly.)
But if it's not about software....then what in the world is it about? What could it possibly be about?