What a neat opportunity! What an exciting task!
Of course, self-analysis means change. Anytime you review how you're doing something, you have to ask yourself if this or that should change. And change can be hard. But change can also be for the better. But in all of that, change has to be managed correctly. But if you think about it, we're in the change business. God changes us, so that we can preach the message that changes hearts. And that faith change helps us understand that ministry change, while hard, can be a good and sometimes a most important thing.
We'll be spending our time looking at our ministry and asking what improvements we can make. That's important, because it will help us understand how we can stay current with our ministry efforts. Nobody likes to go to a church and feel like they've entered a "time warp" to the "olden days". Of course, this isn't about hyper-modernization either! It's not about being hip and cool. It's about asking how we can be flexible in our ministry approach so that we engage with the people around us in a way they understand. It's about being able to communicate Jesus clearly. From that point of view, we can identify many things we want to keep doing, and hopefully identify areas we can change in order to improve.