I call it the 1-3-5-7 Method – the leadership work of building a sustainable creative culture that thrives beyond an individual leader’s influence. The premise of the method is that it takes a minimum of seven years to build something that lasts.
How do churches grow? The best way to know this question may be to look very closely at churches that are growing the best. Learning from other good ideas, or what’s called “Small I” innovation, can help. But in my annual list of the top 25 fastest growing churches, most don’t just practice Small I – they pursue Big I innovation, which is something totally different.