Managing Change in the Church

Be willing to let people walk away. Not everyone will be won over.

Michael Pritchard

Pastor, 4th & 5th Grade

Three Questions to Ask when Managing Change

1st question: Why am I doing this? Will I lead for God’s glory or for my own?


2nd question: What’s going on here?

Is the ministry broken or thriving or maintaining? Did the previous person get fired or promoted or leave? Are the volunteers power-hungry or supportive or indifferent?

3rd question:  Where are we going?

Determine your top priorities. Determine your plan.

Three recommendations for when it is time to implement your vision: 

  1. Be patient.
  2. Start small.
  3. Be willing to let people walk away.