We love change. Especially when it’s change that God is making in our lives by His Spirit. We expect to gradually grow more gracious, more generous, more genuinely good… and lots of other things that don’t start with ‘g’ as well. In short, we expect to be always growing as followers of Jesus. We also expect change in all kinds of other ways too, and welcome it – because we don’t want church to become like a museum piece. We’re always keen to try new stuff.
Here’s a useful article on managing people through change.
Peter Corney helpfully points out that the gospel is all about change in a series of videos on this site. He argues that change – even though disturbing and sometimes confusing – is inevitable and necessary. Though some may feel they no longer ‘fit’, change also excites and challenges. We react to change more emotionally than reasonably. That means we need to deal with change resistance issues on the emotional level as well as the rational. If we refuse to change, however, we die. Here’s the first section:
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