Some are in their heyday to mock any who call for change in the church. They besmirch them as change-agents. I am a change agent because Jesus was. Change would be found in scriptures under words like new, renewal, born again, repent, and grow. We are called by God to mature in Christ which would insist upon moving from one point to yet another.
How much change must we make and how much can we take? As long as Jesus is Master and as long as we are disciples we will live under perpetual change. We will be asked to learn what we yet do not know. We will be required to reach out when we don't know how. We will be called to opportunity when we've no experience.
I ran into a Baptist pastor at coffee. He came over to my table to ask what we are doing to keep the drain from the church? His is losing so many young people because they have preserved the church of the 70s. Later this afternoon I learned of a woman now in her late 40s who was one of our special teens when I moved to Memorial. She lives severely depressed and far removed from any pursuit of God. She was raised in a home which didn't study or grow in the Lord but was in hot and critical pursuit of any change the church encountered.
Failing to change may sound somewhat preservationalist, but it is highly costly. Spirituality will require steady and even uncomfortable adjustment...again...and again....and again. We will want to keep growing in God. Ours is not the goal to become a worldly church adjusting to culture's whim, but a faithful group adapting to the freedoms found in the prison-breaking Jesus. God will reveal some of our stances as wood, hay, and stubble.
We should want to make all the changes needed to groom the body to look more like the modern Him than the past us.