12) Understanding the Art of Change: Read this Free Paper

Did you ever stop to think just how much of our work depends on change? Think about it. If we want to help a not-yet-believer embrace the Good News about Jesus, we’re trying to persuade the person to accept a new world view. Then if they DO decide to shift their world view (just think what a big shift that is!), then we follow up by asking the person to shift to a new set of personal practices, disciplines, habits, and, oh yes, patterns of retelling what the person has just embraced. Yikes. No wonder this is so hard. : ) I wonder if Scott London’s article on “Understanding Change” would help give us a backdrop on this? It’s free at…

 

www.scottlondon.com/reports/change.html

 

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One Response to 12) Understanding the Art of Change: Read this Free Paper
  1. kevin Reply

    Wow! What a GREAT article on change! Loved this line…”throughout history, the really fundamental
    changes in societies have come about not from the dictates of governments and the results of battles but
    through vast numbers of people changing their minds — sometimes only a little bit.” Made me think of this great book… have you seen it? “You Can Change by Tim Chester.

    Also, I wonder if, when our org’s survey for new engagements among UPGs, if we are looking at the list of conditions that tend to precipitate change… and do we avoid these areas (ie risk assessment is likely too high to send anyone there) rather than jump to send teams there that could be at the right place at the right time to see DMM/CPM/Movement or whatever your preferred term is for a move of the Spirit!

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