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People in the Church Love Change!

Posted: November 21, 2014 by Rob Voyle

People in the Church Love Change!

People come to church to be blessed and a blessing is always a change from one state to another state.

Perhaps, if you don't believe that people in the church love change, then you need to get out of the change management business and get back into the blessing business.

Or rather we could change the question from whether people like change to: Under what circumstances do people like change?

People love change when they can perceive of the change as a blessing.

What they and I will resist like the plague is any change that deprives us of what we value.

Discovering and embedding change in the deep life-giving values of a community is essential if we are to engage in creating sustainable blessing.

This is the heart of the Appreciative Way a synthesis of:
• Appreciative Inquiry
• The Change Work of Milton Erickson and Steve Andreas
• Contemplative Spirituality

The Appreciative Way offers more than strategic visioning process; it offers a way of seeing, being, and creating change in the world that is consistent with our deepest beliefs about the goodness of God's creation.

If you want to grow your ability to be an agent of change and transformation then I invite you to participate in one of our Appreciative Inquiry Based Training Programs.

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Rob Voyle

The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative inquiry in church and coaching settings.

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