Organic change does not happen overnight, nor does it happen wildly abrupt turns. There is a pattern and a progression.
Joseph Myers’ Chapter 5 of Organic Community speaks more on this issue. Here are my notes… Don’t exhaust all resources with a new initiative. Too often churches push a new initiative so heavily that they compromise the success of the old. Instead of reinventing a particular ministry every time it is failing to achieve desired results, build off of strengths that are present. In other words, seek to repair, not replace.