In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays an arrogant, self-centered weatherman named Phil Connors who finds himself condemned to live the same day–February 2, 1992–over and over and over again. Nothing provides an escape from the loop, not even suicide. Phil finally decides to learn from the situation and begins making changes in his behavior. Check out the movie to see where a little change can lead.
Doing the same things in the same ways over and over and over again can turn into a spiritual groundhog day for the church. We persist in thinking that we can continue in the same patterns year-in and year-out and wake up one day to a different and desired result, such as deeper commitment on the part of our members. Why not heed the wake up call and see where just a little change can lead?