Which is easier to turn – a row boat?
Or an ocean liner?
Years ago, I heard a staff worker of a large suburban church with several thousand members mention that the leadership had decided they needed to start working with the poor. Really? After 30 years of not engaging with the poor, it might be possible but it’s not going to be easy.
I’ve been thinking about the core values of our new church plant in west London. Who knows if we’ll ever be an ocean liner, but it’s a whole lot easier to set the direction now when we’re just a little row boat. (Actually, I’m still dreaming of a row boat)
In whatever you are starting, take the time to think through your direction now.
Turning a row boat is easy. Turning an ocean liner? Not quite.