Innovation: a framework for effectiveness in mission

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In the Australian Church, attitudes towards innovation are mixed as some regard itwith suspicion, if not hostility, while others welcome it as the means of bridging to adifferent future. Innovation as a process is poorly understood by many leaders, yet itarises from the pursuit of mission in contemporary Australia. This paper argues thatthe growth of the church's capacity to become genuinely missional hinges on itseffectiveness at innovation. I contend that the principal challenge of innovation is notmerely a matter of theological subtlety or organizational flexibility but the capacity ofleaders to link together ideas about the Church's nature and purpose with effectivestructures and local strategies for mission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Mission Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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