Mark Batterson writes:
Everything is an experiment.
That is one of our core values at National Community Church. We aren't afraid of making mistakes at NCC. We're afraid of not making mistakes because it means we aren't stretching ourselves! That experimental approach to ministry not only inspires us to try new things. It gives us the freedom to fail.
The beauty of this approach to ministry is that it gives you leadership latitude. People are resistant to change, but it's tough to argue with an experiment. After all, it's just an experiment. If it doesn't work, we'll stop doing it. And if it does work, we'll continue improving it. Approaching everything as an experiment not only reduces the tension of opposition. It reduces the pressure to succeed. Some experiments fail and that's ok.