Often the more you know about a subject, the less it is a mystery to you, and the less you fear it. People connected with congregations for more than 20 to 30 years fear change and transformation. They do not accept the consequences of not changing. They do not know the possibilities available for congregations who are transforming.
Congregations seeking to transform should seek new information about transition, change, and transformation. Open to new experiences and understanding. Experiment with tactics that might unfreeze the congregation from where it is and take it to where God is leading it.