How to Overcome Barriers to the Simple Church Model

January 26, 2018
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Podcast Episode #401

Complexity cripples too many churches. They want to simplify, but don’t know where to start. Today, we identify barriers to simplifying your church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • What is your church holding onto that is keeping it from moving forward?
  • It doesn’t matter how great your vision statement is if no one can remember it.
  • If you want your church to remember its vision statement, if needs to be simple and repeated redundantly.
  • Fear can stop leaders from casting the vision a church actually needs.
  • Too many pastors and church leaders are coasting toward either retirement or conflict avoidance.
  • Don’t let fear paralyze you into inaction.

The five barriers we cover are:

  1. Traditionalism.
  2. Lack of clear vision.
  3. Fear.
  4. Coasting.
  5. Failure to evaluate.

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