Sometimes I think we should just hang signs like this in some churches or organizations when it comes to change: people are just closed.
And if you’re closed to change, it’s probably only a matter of time until your church or organization closes.
Okay, no one actually says they’re closed, but in reality, they’re not open.
Here’s how it happens.
The need for change is easy to spot in others, and very difficult to spot in yourself.
So leaders are left wondering: do we really need to change?
They tell themselves:
It’s not that bad
Things will turn around
I’m sure it’s going to be okay
Sometimes all of us go a bit blind to the need for change because we’re afraid.
We’ve seen how change has swallowed colleagues alive. We’ve watched great leaders suffer as they met all kinds of opposition. We sense the conflict pending in our own community.
As a result, we ignore the signs that would tell us change is needed.
So, how do you know your organization needs to change? How do you stay 100% honest as a leader and engage the difficult issues?
Answer: You constantly watch for the signs you need to change.
21 Signs Your Church Needs to Change
What are those signs? Well, there are plenty of them.
At the macro and micro level, here are 21 signs your church needs to change: