Shepherding Change

During a past Peacemakers seminar at my church community, a breakout session titled, “Leading Through Change Without Dividing the Flock,” was conducted by Tim Pollard.  A past Fortune 500 consultant, Tim serves as the Vice President of Distribution and Strategy for Peacemaker Ministries.

As I was unable to attend Tim’s seminar, I did find his notes very thought-provoking and insightful.

Just to give you a glimpse of what he has to say

Many Christian leadership books, while strong in other areas, are thus contaminated. For example -when discussing how to deal with those who oppose change, several openly recommend tactical “battle” plans – to size up the opposition, evaluate their strengths/weaknesses, and marginalize and crush their leaders, all for the sake of the seemingly ‘deified’ outcome.  Not only is this an ungodly and unbiblical approach (Phil 2: 3-4) – lacking gentleness, grace and humility, but it’s also a recipe for catastrophic failure of change efforts when viewed from a relational standpoint.

To view all of Tom’s notes, you can check them out HERE.


~ by Dave Smith on May 8, 2009.

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