Guesswork, part one: Killing Culture

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  1. Connie says:

    Danny, you crack me up EVERY day I take time to read your post. You are definitely an “atta boy” for Jesus and different from the world (good thing)! I am so humbled AND AW-struck to be a part of such gifted & talented & spirit-filled staff. You help make an awesome difference for our God. Be encouraged! 🙂

  2. Bob Adams says:

    When I encounter a change opportunity in churches I work with, the first resource I pull off the shelf is William Bridges’ “Managing Transitions.” Bridges sees change as situational – it happens without people transitioning. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological and occurs in a 3 stage process where people gradually accept the new situation and the change that comes with it. First, there are endings – when people have to let go of something. Second, there is the neutral zone – a time of anxiety, but also a time of great possibility. Finally, there is the new beginning – a recognition of and a new understanding of the new situation. Bridges uses the metaphor of the children of Israel leaving Egypt, in the wilderness, and entering the Promised Land throughout the book. Understanding the difference between change and transition is where I would start when considering a culture change.

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