Tuesday, March 10, 2015



9Marks writes that a pastor should wait at least 5 years before changing things at a church becasue he does not know:
  1. You don’t know who’s there.
  2. You don’t know what’s there.
  3. You don’t know where they’ve been.
  4. You don’t know where you are.
  5. You don't know what you’re changing.
  6. You don’t know where you’re going.
  7. You don’t know what your idols are.
  8. You don’t know what God will do.
There is real wisdom there. Change in a church should be a slow and deliberative process. God works in millennia, not minutes. God rarely gives on person perfect vision, rather he speaks to groups of people and guides them gently. We have to participate in that process, will fully, deliberately.

I especially like the admonition, "You don’t know what God will do," it is so tempting to think we do. We need to wait, we need to be patient and wait on God. That's about us. It is especially about the leader. Sometimes we wait just to allow God to develop patience in us.


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