Apparently sales for Google’s Android operating system beat out Apple’s iPhone OS in the first quarter this year and I’m personally not surprised.
I think Android is going to continue to grow and catch on as people realize how useful it truly is to be “available” on multiple mediums (in this case handsets and providers).
But here’s the kicker and the lesson that we have to keep in mind…
What may seem unstoppable at one point (iPhone adoption, market share, brand awareness, etc) does have an end, eventually. For example, ministries and churches that were once deemed to be the powerhouses and the forerunners of thought leadership eventually fizzle out and leave their positions of authority.
Our goal or intention is never to do this explicitly but it happens all the time.
So what are we doing to make sure that we sustain a high level of effectiveness and potency? How are we creating sustainable systems and programs that’ll stand against the test of time and changing culture?
Is this even important to us as a Church? Or do we consistently need a death-rebirth cycle of once-innovative institutions?