Lead Your Church Through Change

Episode 761

Host Ed Stetzer meets with author, pastor, and leadership expert Eric Geiger to discuss the inevitability of change in church planting. Tune in to learn how Christ’s transformational power impacts us personally as believers as well as within our leadership roles.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How naivety can benefit our younger leaders
  • The importance of adjusting our approaches to change
  • What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about pivoting
  • How to relate to layleaders through the lens of change
  • Why encouragement is absolutely essential in leadership

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

You must begin with a really careful diagnosis of what needs to be changed, not thinking that all change is created equal. — Eric Geiger

We’re talking about the body of Christ, the family of God, and the bride of Jesus. The images that Scripture gives us aren’t for just any organization; this is the church, so we want to approach change very carefully. — Eric Geiger

Sometimes, as a leader, the need for change is intuitive to you in ways that are not intuitive to everybody else. — Ed Stetzer

Change is part of what it means to be a Christian. We were changed when we became Christ’s, but we weren’t just once-and-for-all changed; we are being changed and transformed. — Eric Geiger

In a church plant, you tend to attract more change-attracted people. They want to be there, but you must learn how to pastor them well. — Ed Stetzer

Published August 17, 2023

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