Five Ways to Honor the Past While Not Losing the Future

July 20, 2020
Episode #652
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History is important. A key part of developing a strong vision for the future is having a good understanding of the past.  In today’s episode, Thom and Sam share five ways to honor your church’s past while not losing the future.

  1. Have a genuine love for the history of your church 
  2. Celebrate the parts of the past that support the vision
  3. Tell the story of past change efforts with a positive perspective
  4. Turn the legacy into a guide, not a hurdle
  5. Ask elderly heroes to publicly give support 

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