When our team ventured into the world of church software nearly 10 years ago, we had an almost debilitating revelation. We did not see this one coming:
THE PAIN OF CHANGE! (or maybe better said - the PERCEIVED pain of change)
We assumed (and we all know what that means) that if you had a better solution, people would flock to it. WOW...were we wrong. In fact, we have seen that in many cases, it has taken years for a church to make the shift from an antiquated scheduling software to a system that works better and is usually LESS MONEY.
Or worse...still thinking that paper, pencil and post-it notes are an efficient way to mange a facility when a more intentional application was available for as little as $1.67 per day.
But that is exactly what we found. 10 years later, I am still scratching my head.
There is an adage that says - “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change."
So...what is the tipping point for you and your organization? When is the pain of "staying the same" greater than the pain of change?
My guess is the pain of change is not nearly as painful as you may think.