Pray. Sometimes it’s hard to determine what type of change is needed. Scripture states, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5 ESV).
Read what the Scripture says about change. The Apostle Paul presents a biblical precedent for changing to reach the culture when he states, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22 ESV).
Help your church members see the need for change. Communicate to members why there is a need for change. If they do not first see the need, they will possess no motivation for change.
Build a team to lead the change. Formulate a team of leaders in the church who understand and share the need for change. Focus on key leaders within the church to serve on this team.
Develop a vision and strategy for change. Utilize all of your team members to create this vision and strategy for change. The more people involved in this process, the more ownership they will feel toward the change strategy.
Communicate the vision and strategy for change. Share the strategy and vision for change through your team. Consistently keep the strategy in front of the church members.
Mobilize your members to implement the change. Encourage your members to take part in the change process. Allow them to use their gifts and abilities in enacting the change.
Celebrate small wins. Lead the congregation in celebrating goals they accomplish in pursuing change. As you celebrate these wins, momentum for change will grow.
Solidify the change and make it part of your church culture. Using the momentum from small wins, carry the change to completion and reinforce the change until it becomes part of the DNA of the church culture.