This is one of the principles which has guided me in the development of Resurrection Online and the guidance for micro churches supported by the simulcast of worship. This principle is well outlined at this post – The “Iterate Fast and Release Often” Philosophy of Entrepreneurship, from which I take this quote:
The core tenet of this philosophy is that it’s more important to launch a product and new features and iterate rather than take the extra time necessary to “perfect” a product or feature before launch.
We have already experienced this at Resurrection Online as a significant number of people from our current congregation who are sick or out of town are currently worshiping with us online. We would not have anticipated that this population was there without launching while knowing that there were significant technical improvements and adjustments that would need to be made.
The website for Resurrection Online (http://live.cor.org) is still far from where I hope that it will be, but it is out there and people are finding meaningful connection. I hope we are able to release features as soon as reasonable and make changes based on feedback from congregants who are worshiping online.