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Why Preaching Alone Won't Change Your Church

Explore how preaching is the key technical skill that brings credibility for adaptive change. Preaching is not the change, but you can’t bring change without it.

"Some of us are so good at talking about stuff that we think we have done it."

In this webinar, Tod Bolsinger, the author Canoeing the Mountains, and Tempered Resilience, takes us through the research and experience that has led him to become a trusted consultant to churches, non-profits, and mission agencies around the country.

Together, Steve Norman and Tod Bolsinger will explore:

  • How the assumption of the past was that speaking WAS leadership and now speaking SERVES leadership.
  • How good preaching increases the trust that is needed for transformation.
  • And even more specifically for church changing leaders, how preaching is the key technical skill that brings credibility for adaptive change. It's not the change, but you can't bring change without it.

If you would like to view the slides that went along with the presentation you can download them here.

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