Month: February 2013

Leading the Smaller Congregation – Part 12

We shouldn’t ever forget that the kingdom reward for the smaller church pastor isn’t less significant than for those who might lead hundreds or even thousands. Every smaller church pastor should remember the forgotten character in Matthew 25’s parable of the talents: We often focus on the failure of the third servant to use the

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Leading the Smaller Congregation – Part 11

Before we leave the subject of leading change, let’s talk for a bit about the pace of change. One mistake many pastors make is to misperceive those who resist change. Because the pastor feels passion for change and has worked through the necessity of pursuing a new direction, he can mislabel those who embrace change

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Leading the Smaller Congregation – Part 10

In the previous blog, we identified the type of team a smaller church pastor needs to build in order to lead change. Once the team is built, the final steps toward change are as follows: 1. Identify the vision Be able to articulate the goals of the change so the question of “why” can be

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Leading the Smaller Congregation – Part 9

While the pastor will continue to focus energy on the congregation’s urgency for change (through sermons, private conversations, and modeling of that urgency), he must also build a team to help guide the change process. A change team should be engaged for any significant change initiative. This helps the people take ownership of the new

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