Congregational Readiness

One of the things that a healthy congregation does is plan for the future. But this is not something that leaders can simply sit down and do in a single meeting or series of meetings without first stopping to consider the culture of the church and its readiness to accept and implement change.

This article from The Alban Institute at Duke University Divinity School discusses what a congregation needs in order to sustain change and some factors to consider before that congregation enters into a planning process. It is well worth a read if your congregation is entering into a time of planning anytime soon.