Really been enjoying Jim Collin's book How The Mighty Fall. In one of his chapters, Collins gives three important questions to ask when "making risky bets and decisions in the face of ambiguous or conflicting data." Here they are:
Seems like 2 or 3 years ago, most conversation about church change/transition was happening among SMALLER (100-300) to MEDIUM sized (300-500) churches who were seeking to move from a “traditional” format to a more “contemporary” style/approach.
Now.....in many of my conversations with pastors and church leaders, it seems like there are whole lot more LARGER sized (1,000-3,000+) “contemporary” churches who are now seeking to transition to something new & different.
Your turn. And I’m serious when I say this. I would LOVE to hear from you - ESPECIALLY if you are in the midst of a change/transition initiative.
(And since it’s likely that smaller sized and “less known” church leaders will feel more “freedom” to reply, please...BIG DOGS...feel free to comment anonymously because I know many of you read my blog. Or at least USED TO - before being referred to as a “big dog”. LOL.)
Also, I would love for you to include three pieces of info in your response:
Type of Transition (Philosophical or Stylistic? From WHAT to WHAT?)
What is the SINGLE GREATEST CHALLENGE you are facing in leading your church through this change?