(includes downloadable study guide)
With major declines in church membership, more and more churches are struggling just to survive – let alone to have effective ministries. They feel the need to reinvent themselves in order to be “relevant.” But with change comes a deep fear of the unknown. In Leading Change, Dr. Peter Steinke, popular author, speaker, and church consultant, explores this resistance to change. He warns that churches who don’t address members’ anxiety level should expect to receive high levels of resistance and even sabotage to their mission. This course is particularly designed for congregational leaders experiencing transitions, conflict, and demographic or economic challenges. Its eight sessions are not a simplistic “steps to success” guide. Instead, Steinke draws on years of experience Systems Theory to teach and mentor leaders on strategies for advancing mission priorities in the face of resistance. Session 1. Systems Theory (28 min) Session 2. A Self-Differentiated Leader (19 min) Session 3. Functioning Position (11 min) Session 4. The Functioning of a Leader (18 min) Session 5. Change (10 min) Session 6. Conflict (18 min) Session 7. Roles of Leaders in Conflict (18 min) Session 8. Conclusion (16 min) Bonus: Narcissism (4 min) Leading Change won’t eliminate anxiety, but it will give you and your congregational leaders confidence to keep making progress toward mission priorities. So, whether your church is considering change or have already decide to change, this DVD course is a must-have tool for your ministry.
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