In a church plant (and, in a more limited way in a revitalisation) the leader has a considerable degree of discretion and control about how things are done. With an established church, particularly those of smaller to medium size, people have a sense of ownership and partnership that means the introduction of change needs to …

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Ron Edmondson offers five observations regarding culture change in a local church: They’re pretty sensible, but can be overlooked because of enthusiasm or over-confidence. Taking the time to get to know the church and its existing culture (in contrast to its behaviour; trying to understand why people are doing what they’re doing) is necessary and …

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Ron Edmondson looks to his own experience and provides seven warnings for aspiring leaders. These are all ongoing to leadership life. There’s never a time when they don’t apply. From Edmondson’s post. What you “settle for” eventually becomes the culture. And, then it is much more difficult to change. In fact, you’re probably settling because …

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These seven classic new leader mistakes from Ron Edmondson are not about youth or age. They speak to the need for leadership growing from a relationship, and how certain aspects of being new can lead to mistaken assumptions about preparedness for change. Here are the seven. Read the post for the explanations. Assuming people trust …

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