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    December 01, 2008

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    Dawn Nicole Baldwin

    Great post, Scott. You couldn't be more dead-on

    adam herod

    Good stuff sir.

    Mitch Bolton

    Thanks for that Scott. That was a key question at MinistryCOM, and you answered it very well here.

    Larry Snowberger

    Sounds oddly familiar to the business world as well. Unity; steadfast; cohesive – words that come to mind.

    Jamey Johnson

    Oh my, how I love the discussion of change (good stuff Hodge). However, there are times talking about "change" can be emotionally difficult (can any other leaders relate). Especially when your in an organiztion in which is struggling to change. Keep preachin' it homeboy!

    Beth Bartlett

    Hey Scott

    I just saw your post on twitter...I am actually a chiropractor... in Lisle. I go to CCC and it sounds like our whole church is at Starbucks this morning!

    Anyway, I am in the office at noon today. I'll give you my cell number 630-699-5714.

    Beth Bartlett

    Mrs. S

    I have no idea who you are....I just happened to run across your blog BUT what you explain and how you explained it describes EXACTLY what instigated my husband's decision to leave our church that we really loved.

    (The staff, the leaders, the volunteers, etc... can turn the wheel all they want, but if the senior leader is not fully committed to taking things a new direction.......then forget it!)

    We loved the pastor, the church staff, the deacons (my hubby being one of them) BUT MY GOODNESS; it was constant frustration and sadness for us so we made the painful decision to walk away. I still don't think the pastor/staff understood why. sigh

    Thanks for putting into words what I felt for so long but felt guilty about walking away.

    ROSY

    Hi, my name is Rosy. Just wishing you a sincere Merry Christmas and for you to check out thegiftrevolution.com website =)

    Chris

    Can I get a witness... ;)

    Eric

    Scott, I have a word of encouragement or suggestion for leaders who are sitting on the fence. GET OFF!!! One way or another get off the fence, you are affecting lives by not leading. I don't mean to discount the difficulty of transitioning or talking about change, but we're talking about eternal results and lives. FEAR and lack of FAITH are what keeps someone from getting off the fence. You'll never please everyone and you can only depend on God. If you start trusting in certain groups or people, God will let you depend on them.

    I agree Scott, if the LEAD isn't ready to LEAD change, don't do it. But Jesus was the LEAD guy. Maybe a comparison is in order:

    Can you imagine Jesus going,
    "Hey!...wait!...let me down, I've changed my mind. No, nah, put me back up, I need to do this. Wait, wait, wait, nah, nah, nah, go ahead."

    Maybe if we keep the eternity of those that depend on that CHANGE visually in our minds and hearts, instead of the faces of those that we see as financial security or otherwise...maybe we could do it.

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