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Growth & 
 Leading Change Andy Blacknell St Mellitus 10 February 2014


Me in 1994

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Change five things about your appearance

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At the heart of resistance to change

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The church can be very resistant to change Hierarchy The “norm of niceness� / volunteer mentality Conflict Difficult people Variety and disunity Unconscious processes Risks in pastoral ministry Clergy stress

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Sara Savage, Psychological perspectives on Congregations & Clergy


We want change, so we must be excellent at leading change

What sort of changes are you hoping to bring to your churches? •  •  •  •  •  • 

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Service structures Giving Pastoral track for destitute Welcoming Women leaders Faith (deepen, step out, listening, community) St Mellitus Year 3 Ordinands 2012

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New people, new members New ways of doing church Discipleship Caring to equipping contract Small group structures Music


Towers Watson’s change drivers 1.  Leadership 2.  Involvement 3.  Communication 4.  Learning 5.  Measurement 6.  Supporting systems (culture, technology etc.) 7.  Project Management

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John Kotter – Leading Change

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Establish a  sense  of  urgency

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Form a  coali7on

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Create a  new  vision

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Communicate the  new  vision

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Empower others  to  act

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Develop short-­‐term  “wins”

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Consolidate improvements

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Reinforce changes


Plumbing or Poetry?

Bad to Great - Huggy Rao and Robert I. Sutton McKinsey Quarterly 2014

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Dan Pink

Motivation

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Formalise learning by contracting Attracted & Retained

Engaged

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Key Ingredients for Growth CHURCHES THAT HAVE A CLEAR VISION & PURPOSE CLERGY AND CONGREGATIONS WHO ARE INTENTIONAL ABOUT AND PRIORITISE GROWTH

CLERGY / LEADERS WHO INNOVATE, ENVISION AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE

CHURCHES THAT NUTURE DISCIPLES & PROMOTE CHRISTIAN WITNESS
 (THROUGH COURSES & ACTIVITIES)

CLERGY AND WORSHIPPERS WHO ARE WILLING TO CHANGE & ADAPT

CHURCHES WHERE LAY PEOPLE AS WELL AS ORDAINED CLERGY ARE ACTIVE IN LEADERSHIP AND OTHER ROLES

CHURCHES WITH A WELCOMING CULTURE WHO BUILD ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE

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Church Growth  Research   Programme  2014  

CHURCHES THAT ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE


William Bridges - Transitions

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Planning

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” 
 Mike Tyson

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Planning

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VISION

RISKS AND  CHANGE  MANAGEMENT  

Growth & Leading Change  

Presentation to Year 3 Ordinands at St Mellitus on 10 February 2014 on how to lead change.

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