For the past year, Big Creek has been working through and applying many of the principles from the book, Simple Church. One of the truths about a simple church is that getting there isn't "simple". I just read this fascinating article in Wired Magazine called, The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry.
If you have used the iPhone, you have marveled at the phone's simplicity. The interface is easy to use and intuitive. But what was so fascinating about the untold story of the iPhone was that producing such simplicity, wasn't a simple process. In fact it was complex and there were numerous times for the whole thing to get derailed.
The iPhone is a great metaphor for the church. We want a process at Big Creek that is clear and simple for anyone to navigate through. But in order to get that, the staff and ministry leaders have to wrestle through tons of complexity and do a lot of heavy lifting.