When we see conflict we always see: <ul><li>Change is happening or has happened, leading to turbulence to the congregation...
Conflict and Change at Justinsburg <ul><li>Four unhappy pastorates </li></ul><ul><li>A new location, and three building pr...
How  Change  Happens # 1  <ul><li>Structures as balancing forces </li></ul><ul><li>Roles, Rules and Rituals </li></ul><ul>...
How Change Happens # 2 Instability and a Bit of Chaos <ul><li>Change in family of spiritual leader or key lay leaders </li...
How change happens # 3: We can be changed but we’re still us. <ul><li>Biology and Identity </li></ul><ul><li>In cell trans...
The Inner Wisdom of Conflict <ul><li>Conflict plays a positive role in the congregation. </li></ul><ul><li>It points to th...
Your Church and Change? <ul><li>Group Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>N ame at least one change happening  in your church. <...
 
Change  and  Transformation <ul><li>There is a good deal of difference between  loss ,  change  and  transformation .  A  ...
 
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Hope and change

  1. 2. When we see conflict we always see: <ul><li>Change is happening or has happened, leading to turbulence to the congregation. </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Change needs to happen and the conflict is a symptom of the resistance or denial of the need to change. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Conflict and Change at Justinsburg <ul><li>Four unhappy pastorates </li></ul><ul><li>A new location, and three building projects </li></ul><ul><li>Yo-yo membership </li></ul><ul><li>A growing county </li></ul><ul><li>Playing victim: Blaming pastors, blaming the Presbytery, </li></ul><ul><li>Designated pastor open to change. </li></ul>The family life center …
  3. 4. How Change Happens # 1 <ul><li>Structures as balancing forces </li></ul><ul><li>Roles, Rules and Rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul>Organization and Steady State
  4. 5. How Change Happens # 2 Instability and a Bit of Chaos <ul><li>Change in family of spiritual leader or key lay leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Change in parish’s constituency </li></ul><ul><li>Change in Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Change in Denomination </li></ul><ul><li>Redecoration, change in worship </li></ul>An organism that does not have pockets of instability will not survive.
  5. 6. How change happens # 3: We can be changed but we’re still us. <ul><li>Biology and Identity </li></ul><ul><li>In cell transformation something of the identity of the cell is protected. </li></ul><ul><li>Justinsburg—it was new but it was familiar. </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Inner Wisdom of Conflict <ul><li>Conflict plays a positive role in the congregation. </li></ul><ul><li>It points to the changes God desires and the health the congregation seeks </li></ul><ul><li>Our task is to find that wisdom and utilize it. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Your Church and Change? <ul><li>Group Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>N ame at least one change happening in your church. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Change and Transformation <ul><li>There is a good deal of difference between loss , change and transformation . A loss is a step backward; a change is an opportunity; transformation is a step forward. The common denominator of these three realities is the fact that one must give up something. It is possible for both loss and change to lead to transformation , but it is not possible for transformation to occur unless something is lost and something is changed . </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony Podavano </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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