Congregations seeking to transform proactively invite new people into leadership. Congregations who want to maintain fail to invite new people into leadership or suggest it is too hard.
One layperson indicated the following about his congregation: “I was away from church leadership for a decade. When I re-engaged I discovered that 80% of the leaders were the same as ten years before. We do not do a good job of bringing new people into leadership.”
They like their way of doing leadership and do not understand they may have to adjust their leadership culture to successfully include newer, younger leaders.