Innovation to overcome the pagan assault of Western culture
Mr. Esler, perhaps you're asking the wrong question to begin with. You might get a different response from leaders if you asked, "how much confidence do you have in the Holy Spirit to use the means he has ordained to accomplish his purposes?". This of course begs the question, what is the means that God has ordained to obey the Great Commission? What your question really reveals is that many leaders do not believe that the church is the institution that God intends to use to fulfill the Great Commission.