Jan 20, 2009

Advice for Leading Change in the Church

Michael Duduit offers some helpful advice on leading change in the church. His advice is drawn from
Stuart Briscoe's new memoir Flowing Streams.

• Don't be hasty in introducing change.
• Don't knock down a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place.
• Do present solid biblical and commonsense reasons for change.
• Do present change as a proposal, not a fait accompli.
• Do allow time for reaction, and don't fail to listen to objections.
• Do invite suggestions, and don't hesitate to incorporate the best ones.
• Do give people a chance to take ownership of the change.
• Don't be disappointed by naysayers, and don't forget you're still their pastor.

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