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Podcast Episode #021

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Kevin Ezell, President of the North America Mission Board, was my guest this week. On the show we had a great discussion how to lead change. It’s something all leaders must deal with at some point and something many struggle with. I asked Kevin four main questions:

  1. What has been your greatest challenge in leading change?
  2. How do you determine the pace of change that you will lead?
  3. How do you respond to critics as you lead change?
  4. What advice would you give a pastor who is attempting to lead change?

Listener Questions

From Waylen: All that I have heard on turning a church around seems to focus on a new pastor and his surviving into the 5th and 6 year. What about the long-term pastor who has survived many ups and downs and still wants to see the church grow and be unified? Specifically, I refer to myself, the founding pastor who has been here 36 years.

From Stephen: Our building is about 60 years old and needs updating. I believe this will not only re-establish our church for the next 10 years or more but will excite our people and the community around us. How as I leader do I and a small church bring all this together so that this dream doesn’t end up in a puff of smoke?

Episode Sponsor

This week’s podcast is brought to you by Auxano and the Vision Room. VisionRoom.com is an online gathering of articles, tools and resources designed for church leaders like you who value vision clarity and want to live out that vision in meaningful ways. For more information visit VisionRoom.com.

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