Nonprofits and churches are often overcome by the temptation to serve their own self‐interest rather than the mission they were sacrificially founded to accomplish. When they do, they start down the slippery slope to insignificance. And that is followed eventually by death.
Here’s some straight talk. Nonprofits and churches must grow or die. They must change or die. They must adapt or die. Many churches and nonprofits no longer live in reality...not really; they live in the story they tell themselves about reality. That story is usually motivated by pride, blinded by history, and filled with fear about the future. The thing about illusions, they can exist for only a period of time for reality always wins in the end.
Take Away Quote: The thing about illusions, they can exist for only a period of time for reality always wins in the end.