Few obstacles present more of a challenge to church leaders than resistance to change. It stops progress in its tracks and prevents the implementation of new ideas in our congregations. Yet the more we try to fight that resistance, the stronger it seems to get.
The Leadership Files series tackles the issue as it makes its debut with Overcoming Resistance to Change. This first of the Leadership Files takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding this resistance-- including the reasons change efforts often fail, an analysis of various types of resistance and their root causes, the qualities of effective change leaders, and strategies for overcoming resistance.