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.