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April 29, 2020

Leading Change

By New Churches Team

The reality is this: if you are a leader, then you are going to be leading change. The question is: how do you do it? Many times churches are blown apart by ineffective change. Or the leader has an incredible vision for the future, but they don’t know how to get there. That gap between where you are and where you need to be is called change. And the problem is that most people don’t seem to enjoy change. It’s hard to lead people into a preferred future.

When Carey Nieuwhof started ministry he started with three mainline churches. They were very small. They hadn’t grown in over three decades. He knew that they wouldn’t have sustained growth unless they changed everything. Over a five-year period, they changed governance, music, worship, dress code, mission, meeting style, etc. Nieuwhof explains that the one constant he has experienced in over 20 years of leadership has been change. Change is really important. If you look at why change doesn’t happen, the principle reason is that people only change when the pain associated with the status quo is greater than the pain associated with change. 

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New Churches Team

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