Six Reasons Longevity Is Critical for Change Leadership

August 23, 2019
Episode #565
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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:

  1. Trust is built over time.
  2. You know your congregation better.
  3. You know your community better.
  4. Many of the roadblocks have left.
  5. The 3 to 5 year vision is critical for change.
  6. You have built a guiding coalition.

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