Michael Frost suggests that existing churches need to make some sort of radical change in order to disrupt the natural state of church ministry (a.k.a., the status quo) in order to successfully make the missional shift:
“If you want to be a different sort of person, you’ve got to remove some of those structures that have made you comfortable being what you are now. So buildings and programs and paid staff and all of those sorts of things, they create a crucible in which we don’t need to change or move. So, I would say, some sort of liminal experience that shatters that, like sell your building or stop paying your ministers or something that forces disequilibrium into which then one must imagine and one must rethink.”
What do you think? Does this ring true for you? Or do you think Frosty is being too extreme and alarmist?