When asked for a few reasons he and his wife Kathy have
been married 36 years: "Repentance and forgiveness.
It is simple. As long as you can do that, you can stay married."
"Above all else, take daily quiet time apart with God.
Let nothing squeeze this out of your timetable.
The busier you are, the more you need to pray.
We have to learn to use all the spare moments and
to bring everything to God in prayer.
Nothing is too small or insignificant- the disappointments,
problems and joys.
We can pray as we scrub up , as we wait for traffic lights to
change, as we peel the potatoes."
Dr. Helen Roseveare (MD)
Why Is It So Difficult to Lead a Church Through Change?
Change is inevitable. Equally inevitable is the difficulty that is faced by anyone seeking to effect change. Leading change in the life of a church is no different; it is difficult. The question is why. Why is it so difficult to lead change in a church?
After all, if we are all trying to make disciples of those who are far from God, it should follow that we would be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal. Even if whatever it takes includes barbequing a few of our most sacred cows. It should, but often it does not.
The Preacher of Ecclesiastes once said that a “cord of three strands is not easily broken” (Eccl 4:12). While it is not likely that the Preacher had leading change in mind, there is an application for leadership that can be made. That application helps us to get a handle on why bringing change in the church can be so challenging.