Church leaders need an unflinching boldness to act as well as an unshaken belief in the outcome. One without the other form patterns of behavior within the staff and congregation that cause regressive growth.
courage without conviction produces reckless activity
conviction without courage produces restless conversation
courage with conviction produces redemptive movement
Leadership is not just knowing what needs to change, but also knowing whether courage or conviction is missing to ensure long-term success. Wisdom is waiting until both are fully formed, before forging ahead.
What change are you facing today?
Do you have both the conviction and the courage to go ahead?