Change in a church does not happen overnight. Leading a group of people to change takes time. Today we look at six reasons why longevity is so critical to change.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- It often takes around five years to become the pastor in the hearts of church members.
- Those who you think are your biggest supporters early in a pastorate too often turn into some of your biggest critics later on.
- The longer you pastor a church, the more people will become aligned with the vision you cast for the church.
- What sometimes seems like an impossible large change is often just a series of doable small changes.
The six reasons we discuss are:
- Trust is built over time.
- You know your congregation better.
- You know your community better.
- Many of the roadblocks have left.
- The 3 to 5 year vision is critical for change.
- You have built a guiding coalition.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- Church Answers
- Six Reasons Pastors Must Become Change Leaders – Rainer on Leadership #564
- Seven Reasons a Guiding Coalition Is Vital in Church Revitalization – Revitalize & Replant #107
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