Saturday, 15 March 2008

Church Reform when you're not the pastor

http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/how-do-i-reform.html
Church Reform When You're Not the Pastor: A Series
by Greg Gilbert, 9Marks
9 Jul 2008 (updated 8 Sep 08)


1. Reform is easier in a small church than in a large one.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/how-do-i-refo-1.html

2. Do what Christians do --- love.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/church-reform-w.html

3. Make yourself a help, not a problem, to your church's leaders.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/church-reform-1.html

4. Aspire to leadership.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/church-reform-2.html

5. Have conversations with people --- lots of them.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/church-reform-3.html

6. Train other leaders. Aim for majorities.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/07/church-reform-4.html

7. Show up to the meeting with a completed idea. Then let go of it.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/08/church-reform-w.html

8. Decide what's crucial. Be willing to compromise on the rest.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/08/church-reform-1.html

9. Talk alot with those most opposed. Make a good-faith effort to alleviate their concerns.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/08/church-reform-2.html

10. Don't insist on unanimity.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/08/church-reform-3.html

11. Be very careful with supermajorities. Know what they're for.
http://blog.9marks.org/2008/09/church-reform-w.html

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