Church Reform when you're not the pastor
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.
2. Do what Christians do --- love.
3. Make yourself a help, not a problem, to your church's leaders.
4. Aspire to leadership.
5. Have conversations with people --- lots of them.
6. Train other leaders. Aim for majorities.
7. Show up to the meeting with a completed idea. Then let go of it.
8. Decide what's crucial. Be willing to compromise on the rest.
9. Talk alot with those most opposed. Make a good-faith effort to alleviate their concerns.
10. Don't insist on unanimity.
11. Be very careful with supermajorities. Know what they're for.