Every individual and group will experience at least one, if not multiple, transitions. These transitions are not always life changing, but they can alter our lives in ways that will never leave us the same.
Transitions occur both physically and spiritually. As we grow into adulthood our physical and psychological development experiences several changes. Spiritually, when we commit our lives to the Lord we experience another transition, and this transition continues to move us forward in spiritual growth.
Transitions arise on an individual and congregational level.
How do we lead during times of transition in the lives of those who are following?
Recognizing a transition is developing is the first step in learning how to lead through it.
Accepting transitions as part of growth will help ease the tension that can develop.
Patience must be demonstrated toward others during the time of transition.
Remember the common good of the whole as changes are developing.
Keeping our focus on the goals will strengthen our determination to endure the transition.
If we will practice a few simple ideas as we face transitions, our leadership will help guide others through any situation.