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Leading Through Change for Small Church Pastors

April 19, 2023 Ministry Pass Season 4 Episode 2
Leading Through Change for Small Church Pastors
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Hello Church!
Leading Through Change for Small Church Pastors
Apr 19, 2023 Season 4 Episode 2
Ministry Pass

Change can be a powerful tool for growth and revitalization in a church, but it can also be a source of conflict and division if not handled well. As pastors of smaller congregations, you face unique challenges when it comes to making changes. 

Change is inevitable, and pastors and leaders must learn to embrace it. The truth is… healthy things grow, and if a church is going to grow, it will inevitably have to go through changes. 

This entire episode is devoted to helping you avoid the pitfalls that come with making changes in a smaller church, and giving you practical tips to approach it in a healthy and effective way. We’ll also be discussing the eight-stage process for leading change:

1. Develop the vision and strategy for what the change will look like.
2. Establish a sense of urgency by painting the stakes of not making the change.
3. Create a guiding coalition by getting a team of people on board with the change.
4. Communicate the change to everyone involved.
5. Empower the leaders to be a part of the action plan.
6. Generate wins along the way to show progress and momentum.
7. Celebrate the wins to reinforce the change and encourage continued progress.
8. Anchor the change so that it becomes a part of the culture and doesn't require constant effort to maintain.

Our goal is to equip you to lead change well in your church, so that you can serve your community and see your church grow in a positive way.

We want to see you lead change well in your church. So, make sure to subscribe to the Hello Church podcast today! We think this season will equip you to grow your church and serve your community well.

Watch & Subscribe on YouTube

Show Notes

Change can be a powerful tool for growth and revitalization in a church, but it can also be a source of conflict and division if not handled well. As pastors of smaller congregations, you face unique challenges when it comes to making changes. 

Change is inevitable, and pastors and leaders must learn to embrace it. The truth is… healthy things grow, and if a church is going to grow, it will inevitably have to go through changes. 

This entire episode is devoted to helping you avoid the pitfalls that come with making changes in a smaller church, and giving you practical tips to approach it in a healthy and effective way. We’ll also be discussing the eight-stage process for leading change:

1. Develop the vision and strategy for what the change will look like.
2. Establish a sense of urgency by painting the stakes of not making the change.
3. Create a guiding coalition by getting a team of people on board with the change.
4. Communicate the change to everyone involved.
5. Empower the leaders to be a part of the action plan.
6. Generate wins along the way to show progress and momentum.
7. Celebrate the wins to reinforce the change and encourage continued progress.
8. Anchor the change so that it becomes a part of the culture and doesn't require constant effort to maintain.

Our goal is to equip you to lead change well in your church, so that you can serve your community and see your church grow in a positive way.

We want to see you lead change well in your church. So, make sure to subscribe to the Hello Church podcast today! We think this season will equip you to grow your church and serve your community well.

Watch & Subscribe on YouTube