Congregations seeking to transform do not give up when the journey forward is tough, has mandatory detours, or experiences too many pot holes. Efforts to engage in transitions and changes are going to escalate conflict. Uncertainty arises when the direction and actions of the congregation go to places where the congregation has not been before.
When a congregation must eliminate a staff position, stop a long-term program or ministry, ask laypersons to resign positions or not be re-elected to their role, it can produce tough situations the congregation would rather not address. It is important to keep finding a way forward.