Making a Proposal

The change process moves from pain to a proposal … a vision or promise that “if we do x, we can relieve or reduce the pain.” Here Brian discusses characteristics of an effective (and honest) proposal:

  • How would you describe the current creative tension level in your congregation?
  • Are you more likely to be uninspiring or unbelievable when it comes to making proposals? Are you more likely to aim too low or too high?
  • How can your proposal best be framed to inspire hope, persistence, and commitment?