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A church rises or falls on leadership. Movers—not simply managers—lead a church to impact the community. What is the difference? The following examples show the contrast between the two:

Managers try to organize the church in a way that pleases the select few in an attempt to have a church that attracts everybody.
Movers decide where the church is going and endorses whatever fits into that that vision, keeping the main thing the main thing.

Managers focus on what the church is doing.
Movers focus on where the church is going.

Managers form a six to 12-month plan, which they can accomplish.
Movers focus on one to three-year goals which they can supervise.

Managers tend to ask, “What?”
Movers tend to ask, “Why?”

Managers tend to say, “This is why we can’t do it.”
Movers tend to say, “Let’s make it happen.”

Managers are satisfied with the status quo.
Movers are never satisfied.

Managers are content with the church that grows through transfer because high attendance is their goal. Movers insist on a church that grows through conversion because increasing His kingdom is more important than increasing theirs.

Managers insist on controlling plans and programs themselves.
Movers are more comfortable with leading others who are in control.

Managers relish the routine.
Movers like to create situations with new ideas.

Managers are noted for their calmness.
Movers are noted for their excitement.

Managers try to have all the answers and usually hire those with lesser ability.
Movers surround themselves with people who they deem more capable than they are.

Managers work at staying within their comfort zones.
Movers push themselves outside of their comfort zones.

When these are examined carefully, one discovers what is needed in leadership if a church is to not merely exist within the community but instead impact the community.

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