Dr. Tod Bolsinger - Adaptive Leadership - 11-18-21 - Shared screen with speaker view
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It seems that part of this challenge is dealing with 600 years of post-Reformation congregations being convinced that "professional clergy" are supposed to have all the answers! What are some ways to help the people in the pews with this adaptive challenge shift?
Thanks, Joe. Great question.
Who are the voices you’re listening to/reading that are helping you navigate this moment?
What are some concrete examples of adaptive changes you’ve seen in churches moving towards deep discipleship? Examples of what some churches have stopped doing? And then what they have started doing instead?
Thanks, Jeff. Thanks, Mark.
How do you navigate "over the mountains" with a congregation with an average age of 70? What are some of the starting points for an older congregation that are happy with the way things have always been?
It seems to me that small(-er) churches with buildings—whether in debt or not—may be or become enslaved to the building (i.e., the canoe), when smaller communities meeting in homes and/or coffee shops, etc., may be an adaptive necessity. Thoughts about this? Thoughts about leading such an adaptation.
Thanks, Ron. Thanks, Randy.
Question: I read Leadership on the Line again a few months ago. My question is related to “loss.” From my understanding of Heifetz when he mentions being prepared for loss it is in respect to losing people not prepared or willing to accept adaptive change. It seems you are using the term differently. Please help me to clarify.
Could you talk a bit about how lay leadership groups—diaconate boards, ministry teams—can lead out in adaptive change in collaboration with our pastor?
Thanks for the question, Lawrence.
What is that process you use to help churches discover their actual values.
Is this not a call to allow the Holy Spirit to begin to open us up to a world which exists outside the box that the church has placed itself within?
As a potential leader of our congregation's "Sheperding Team" any tips on helping the team "connect with people to help them find and follow Jesus"?
How do we balance this idea of outward focus versus wanting our "family" to survive?
so you faced the crisis of realizing you were trying to help fuller adapt to help people but it also had a component of helping the institution succeed and be relevant. In my small older church we are trying to innovate and add a contemporary evening worship service but the question we have been asked by critics is are we really just trying to survive or are we trying to be relevant to a younger generation. How do we do both survive and be outward focused?
Because the Black Church has been such an anchor in the community, how do we get the black church to adapt?
Has your congregation in Pasadena linked with Making Housing and Community Happen in meeting the neighborhood/community need for affordable housing?
Dr. Jill Shook, one of MHCH”s founders is a Fuller Graduate.
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we’ve got time for a couple more questions… add them to the chat and we’ll see what we can do
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I will send the slide deck to Charles and it has links to some places to find more opportunities to connect if it can help.
Thank you, Tod, and to all who put this together today. It’s been worth every minute.
listen to more of Tod's content on the Mission in 5 podcast. https://missionin5.podbean.com/e/adaptive-leadership-with-tod-bolsinger/
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Good to see you again Todd! Met my wife in your class at Holly Pres, still married!
Thank you Tod! The insight was outstanding!
Thank you for a wonderful session.