When we are open we create an environment that is conducive for creativity.
When we stay open we allow room for God to come in and…well…be God.
Every Sunday, people are coming and looking for a connection. In order to make that connection, we have to be open.
Open to differences.
Open to people who don’t think like us.
Open to people who don’t look like us.
Open to people who don’t sound like us.
Open to a great day.
Open to setting up, breaking down, and trying something new.
Open to making adjustments if things aren’t working like we thought.
Open to a tough day.
Open to things that might scare us a little.
Open to changing things.
Open to walking in someone else’s shoes.
Open to looking at our church or service through the eyes of someone
else – someone who may never have been in our world before.
Open to grace.
Open to mercy.
Open to whatever happens.
Being open allows us to welcome, love, try, change, and adjust. Being
open provides an atmosphere where grace excels, status quo starves,
and creativity thrives.
Being closed is the equivalent to maxing out. If we stay closed, we
will soon be closed for good.
Great post! What are some ways you would suggest to look at a worship experience or church experience through others eyes. I think that’s huge for evaluating why we do what we do. Do you have any tips? Keep doing what you’re doing bro.
Tim, I think asking questions like:
1. Are we using language that is hard to understand?
2. Do we manifest in ways that could/would make people uncomfortable?
3. Are our experiences consumed easily?
4. Do we create healthy tension?