Congregations seeking to transform have compelling pastoral leadership. It is obvious the pastor is not the key to transition and change in congregations, but a pastor is one of at least five keys. The others are lay leadership that is compelling, a vision that is empowering, resources to make the transitions and changes, and God’s timing that makes this the right season for transition and change.
If any of the five keys are missing, then the transformation process will not succeed. It can be said that without compelling pastoral leadership the congregation cannot move forward and sustain that movement.