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July 29, 2020

How to Respond to Crisis

By New Churches Team

The U.S. military created the acronym V.U.C.A right after the Cold War. While the war was going on, the battle lines of the world were pretty much set in place. But after that, the situation was volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. And our situation right now is pretty much the same. We want to lead through this season well because we want to give our people courage, clarity, and a pathway forward.

Volatile

When something is volatile in the church, we want to respond with vision. No one will follow us if it happens too quickly, if they don’t know where we are going, or if it seems unpredictable. We want to cast vision for change and promote the why before we promote the what.

Uncertain

When something is uncertain, we must respond with understanding. People fear the unknown, and there is a lot right now that we don’t know and can’t be known right now. But there is also a lot that we do know, so we can display understanding that will help us find clarity to move forward.

Complex

The next thing is complexity. We get new information day by day, sometimes hour by hour. It seems like there’s so much complexity, so we want to respond with clarity. If our purpose or vision is clear, then the people will follow us even when things are complex or uncertain. But we need to do our best to bring clarity.

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