Tag Archive: Leading Change

Inspiring Change Quotes and Sayings

  In recent blogs we have been examining the impact of change and how to lead and manage change in the church. Below are a variety of change quotes from well known leaders and writers I have found inspiring and challenging. Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it. Harry Emerson Fosdick Change... Continue Reading

Traditionalism – You Cannot Move Forward with Nostalgia

Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living…..Jaroslav Pelikan Political, social and church history shows us that when things change too quickly or when people fear the future they will flee to leaders who promise to restore the glory of the past. But history also demonstrates that you cannot move forward with... Continue Reading

Three Reasons People Resist Change

The British-American author D.H. Lawrence said that “the world fears a new experience more than anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences. A true experience changes us, and human beings do not like to change.” Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, many church members will resist change because they are fearful of the implications and so... Continue Reading

An 8 Step Biblical Process for Leading Change

The heart of leading change in the church is listening – to God and others. When the Apostles were leading the New Testament believers in Acts 15 to question their belief that Gentiles must be circumcised to be saved they couldn’t rely just on their ability to think strategically. So they first listened, and then responded to what they heard. Eight Step Biblical... Continue Reading