Change can be tough, and especially in small congregations. The Church Marketing Sucks blog has some helpful thoughts on change in small churches:
Tips for Implementing Change in Small Churches
Here are a few tips for how you can successfully implement change in small churches:
Write Out a Pitch
This way the leadership can take their time to consider it. It also does two things:
1. It shows that you are serious about what you are proposing. Leadership of churches can get a lot of “I wants” from the congregation with a lot less follow through. Show them that you are actually invested.
2. You can add more information about why the changes you want to happen should happen and show examples.
Don’t Show Them Expensive Examples
Small churches have little to no budget, and each ministry is often underfunded . . .
Instead of trying to change a small black and white bulletin into a colorful glossy booklet, start small . . .
Remember It’s Personal
It can be frustrating convincing people a change is needed . . .