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Protected: Creating a Culture of Change in the Church: A Guide for Change Agents

To ensure a church remains relevant in the modern era, embracing change is vital. This guide offers insights for change agents within churches. Recognizing the emotional aspect of change is crucial, as people's resistance often stems from attachment to the familiar. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is pivotal for leaders driving change, helping them navigate emotional barriers and provide genuine reasons for change. The article outlines the continuum of adopters, ranging from open to resistant, and advises change agents to address emotional barriers, communicate transparently, build trust, and engage influential figures. Highlighting deficiencies and gradual transitions, following Kurt Lewin's model, can lead to a successful transformation of the church's culture.