(A) new generation of creators do not want to work on “the pastor’s vision”. They expect pastors to instead help them realize their vision. I am advocating something more radical that the popular spiritual gifts-based, volunteer recruiting practices refined by WillowCreek and SaddleBack where leaders retain absolute control." pg 45
"Congregations want access to the raw and uncensored bits that make up the church in order to use it in their conversation. They do not want to control the church or eliminate pastors; they want to be co-creators. In this new era of participation, congregations still recognize the unique spiritual gifts and calling of clergy. They just no longer accept that they are the sole creative source or that they should function as gatekeepers." pg 46
Cluetrain, meet the church! Church get on the Cluetrain!