This weeks’ quote is from Seth Godin on his blog. It is probably one of the best I have read on change
“People who fear they will be hurt by a change speak up immediately, loudly and without regard for the odds or reality. People who will benefit from a change don’t believe it (until it happens), so they sit quietly. And that’s why change in an organization is difficult.”
Translate that to the church:
- You get push-back about making change from those who fear that it will replace what they like and are comfortable with (Usually based on a preference). They will push back immediately, loudly and without regard for the reality that their church needs to change or it will die.
- You get inaction by those who want the change. They will not help or give to make it work. But they will let you know their opinion about it.
And that’s why change in a church is difficult!