The Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches 1.Empowering Leadership 2.Gift-oriented Service 3.Passionate Spirituality 4.Functional Structures 5.Inspiring Worship 6.Holistic Small Groups 7.Need-oriented Evangelism 8.Loving Relationships
Resistance to Change The change was not self-initiated. Routine is disrupted. Change creates fear of the unknown. Change creates fear of failure. The purpose of the change is unclear.
Resistance to Change People like to keep things the same. The rewards for change do not match the effort change requires. Negative thinking prevails. There is a lack of respect and trust in leadership. Change requires additional commitment.
Four Insights for Making Change Effectively: 1.Change requires communication. 2.Change requires an open mind. 3.Change requires following biblical principles. 4.Change requires a commitment to purpose.
Check List for Change YES NO _______ Will this change benefit the followers? _______ Is this change compatible with the purpose of the organization? _______ Is this change specific and clear? _______ Are the influential people (top 20%) in favor of the change? _______ Is it possible to test this change before making it permanent? _______ Is this change reversible? ____ ___ Are all the resources available to make this change? _______ Is this change the next obvious step? _______ Does this change have both short and long range benefits? _______ Is the leadership capable of bringing about this change? _______ Is the timing right?
Navigating Change When Addressing Church Health Dr. Gary L. Johnson