Regardless of what anyone says, no one likes change but a baby. But successful leaders know change is not only a constant reality, it is necessary for continued success.
Change is a true constant to be leveraged. Not a temporary burden to avoid.
I love the Bible. It is simply the greatest leadership book ever written. In Genesis 32:22-32, we read the story of Jacob wrestling with God. During this struggle, God changed Jacob and an entire nation for the rest of human history. And God wants to change us as well.
As I read the text, I gleaned the following 10 Things Pastors And Church Leaders Should Know About Handling Change:
- Change Affects Those You Love – v. 22 – “And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.” Leading change is not popular. People do not want to change, especially their music or worship service. Therefore, the effects of change on a leader’s life are often experienced by their family as well.
- Change Costs You Some Change – v. 23 – “He took them, sent them over the brook,…