That moment of transition between two states is awkward. Before, we are ungainly, clumsy, out of our element. Afterwards, one soars ... mostly. Ok, so there's the occasional crash, splash and embarrassment, but with persistence we become at home in the new environment, until the next change looms.
Non-Christian to Christian, child to adult, student to professional; again and again we step into a new life.
StB made a change a few years ago, to one where we became a lay-led community. As we've stumbled we grew, people changed and acquired new skills. We worked hard, but we became stronger, and found God didn't leave.
Now StB is going to see change again, a new environment faces us. We have new leadership, new ideas, new visions. In time, what will those who encounter us see? Will we be attractive?
I've heard it said that creativity is simply a manifestation of humanity, and that when we creatively dress, speak, and decorate our homes, we do so as a way for people to see into who we are. Christians should be the most creative of anyone, because in Christ our humanity is completed!
So as we step into another change, when people visit us, what will our creativity say?
(For another take on this, see here)