Change Takes Patience

2010 Staff Infection Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2010 Staff Infection Conference by Leadership Network, Mark Brewer, Executive Pastor for Ministries at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, Texas shares a few of the lessons he has learned throughout his pastoral leadership about how to effectively roll out changes for a staff.


Which of Mark's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Effective change requires time. Any changes made in haste will inevitably create anxiety and fear among your staff. Instead, start small in order to establish sustainable shifts for the longterm vision of your people. Look for simple wins to start. Take your time and bring people into your vision gradually. Doing so will lead to change that truly lasts.


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