Ministry Inspiration from Tesla

November 30, 2016 Future Church

The other week I was walking through our local mall and I noticed a Telsa store. This store front was in between See’s Candy and Urban Outfitters and took me by surprised because you do not normally see automobiles being sold next to candy and clothing.

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I’m sure that most of you reading this have heard of Tesla because of their revolutionary cars that use electricity instead of fossil fuels. However, they didn’t just innovate how a cars are fueled, they are also innovating the way that cars are being sold.In these Tesla store fronts, the sales people act more like consultants than the high-pressure sales people that we normally meet when we buy an automobile. You can experience all of the details of the car from the interior details like leather and cloth materials, as well as getting an up close look at the colors and details of the exterior. The buying experience for a tesla is totally different than any other car buying experience.

In Tesla store fronts, the sales people act more like consultants than the high-pressure sales people that we normally meet when we buy an automobile. You can experience all of the details of the car from the interior like leather and cloth materials, as well as getting an up close look at the colors and details of the exterior.

The buying experience for a Tesla is totally different than any other car buying experience.

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As I walked out of the store I realized that the church needs to start to think like Tesla. We need to think about what fuels the church.

Traditionally we focus on teaching-centric churches that take a programmatic approach to ministry. However, I think the real innovation happens when the church starts to act and becomes service-centric – changing the fuel similar to how Tesla uses electricity to power their vehicles.

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