- People change slowly and so do leaders. Most congregations are static.
- Tradition inhibits change. We’ve never done that before! The more tradition prevents the church keeping with the times, when the time for change arrives, and it will, it becomes harder and harder.
- Weariness. Change requires energy, and when faced with it, many find it difficult physically and psychologically.
- Fear of stepping out of line. Perhaps more to do with leadership as it is difficult to do something new in the area.
- Loss of confidence. Knocked from all angles and from other leaders.
- Complacency. Some people are quite happy without change. It will be a nice idea, but only once they have left this earth for glory.
- Instant solutions. Planning and strategising are out the window! Results must be immediate!
- Recognising too many restraints. Cries of “Its too difficult” is easier to say than “OK. Lets try it at least this once”
There is always risk with vision. Don’t say “I don’t do change”. Where would we be if the risk takers in the bible and church history said “I don’t do…”