Finding ways that don’t work for church by Darryl Tempero

PressGo’s new “Give it a Go” funding for small projects will be launched in the next few months and will be looking for the sort of “experiments” Darryl is talking about in this posting on Candour.


I worry sometimes that I am not failing enough. Many would say these days to discover new ways of being church we need to try new things, which means taking a risk that it might not work. Experimentation and failure are vital – with one major problem. It’s no fun to fail.  I’ve heard the Thomas Edison quote all my life: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  I’m not sure it helps – after all, how much patience will people around us have with ten failures, or even five? Do I have the patience or courage to fail?

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