Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School argues for “disruptive innovations” because organizations that only invest in “sustaining innovations” leave the door open to disruptive innovations. Here are some examples from his innovation model.(You can read more in the links in this article).
Retail medical clinics
Fixed line telephony
Full-service department stores
Traditional doctor’s offices
Q:What “disruptive innovations” have taken place in the church?
Multi-site, missional communities, on-line training, simulcast conferences, multi-leader staffs. Each has disrupted the conventional thinking or models that prevailed (like single site churches, traditional small groups, on-campus training, single-site live conferences, hierarchical staff models, etc.)
What about the future of the church? Who amongst us is willing to make a mess, becoming what you were NOT allowed to be in school or even in seminary — DISRUPTIVE!
Sounds like fun.
Hand me the paint and the crayons!