Podcast Episode #593
In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss an incredibly common topic and major pain point for many churches: change and why resistance to change exists.
- The hunger for stability in a rapidly changing culture.
- Church members confusing desires with doctrine.
- The issues surrounding slow pace of change in most churches.
- The large gap between leadership pace and congregational pace.
- Sometimes church members confuse desire with doctrine.
- There is nothing wrong with traditions, but traditions are not doctrine.
- The more inward the church, the more resistant that church will be to change.
- The more outward the church, the more receptive the church will be to change.
- A pastor can change the pace of change with tenure.
- How we bring people into the church will influence the pace of change.
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