Christ-like thinking and a Christ-like attitude should translate into Christ-like actions in the way we implement or manage change. Arriving at God’s will is not the only goal. God is just as concerned with the process in implementing or managing change. Notice the capitalized words: But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy IN ALL YOU DO; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Pet. 1:15-16)
Sometimes leaders want to make the right kind of changes but go about implementing change in ways that do more harm than good because . . . Continue reading Managing Change Well Takes Christ-like Actions
We humans tend to want to do things our own way, following our agenda. We tend to want what is comfortable and convenient for us. We tend to fear the unknown. We tend to react poorly when we feel threatened by change. We tend to get offended when other people resist changes we are trying to make. We need God’s power to rise above our natural tendencies so we . . . Continue reading God’s Power Needed to Navigate Change Well
Some of the greatest controversy in the Church has come from changes made in the name of winning people for Christ. We think that if we become more relevant, people will come. And, perhaps that is true. The questions we must ask, however, are . . . Continue reading Power of Gospel Gives Perspective in Change Management
The Early Church dealt with a lot of change: following a risen and ascended Savior rather than One who walked among them here on earth, living in the Spirit, the bringing together of Jews and Gentiles who were described as having a “dividing wall of hostility” to form one Body, the Church — all new. Think through the adjustments they had to make, the challenges they faced, the breaking of old habits and traditions. . . . Continue reading Grace Bookend Your Change Process?
We come to junctions in the life of the Church where we have to make a decision to stay the same or change. For some change can be quite intimidating. Others can’t wait to move forward in a different direction. This can present challenges for church leaders. We, however, have a solution for both extremes as well as those somewhere in-between — the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us. . . . Continue reading The Spirit Helps Us Navigate Change