Podcast Episode #378
Cold feet often plagues pastors and their decision making. Today we discuss reasons for this cold feet syndrome and how to battle it.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We are now in a time where incremental change in the church does not work like it used to.
- Don’t make decisions based on conflict avoidance.
- Too many pastors are not trained to lead. They’re trained theologically, but not in leadership.
- The greatest fear I have when leading change is not knowing what I don’t know.
- Change is both incremental and sudden.
- If you’re going to lead change, you need a long-term view.
The seven reasons for cold feet that we discuss on this episode are:
- The critics.
- The energy drainers.
- Lack of knowledge.
- Short-term view.
- Inadequate staff and lay leadership.
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