In this thought-provoking episode, host Tina Waldrom engages in an enlightening conversation with positive psychological practitioner Natasha Rae about the critical theme of embracing change within the context of evangelism and mission. Titled “The New Face of Faith: How to Embrace Change,” this episode delves deep into the challenges and opportunities faced by churches and individuals as they navigate the winds of change.
Natasha, the principal owner of The Morph Clinic and Tina kick off the discussion by addressing the pressing need for churches and individuals to adapt to change in an ever-evolving world of outreach. They explore the fundamental call for people to embrace new ideas and methods, all while keeping the gospel central. Natasha brings her expertise to the forefront, shedding light on the psychological processes individuals typically undergo when faced with significant changes or the need to embrace change proactively.
The episode delves into strategies for handling resistance, recognizing that change is not always met with open arms. Collaboration emerges as a central theme, emphasizing the value of listening to others, working together, and finding common ground. Natasha and Tina emphasize that sometimes, it’s essential to “throw things out of the cot” to discern what truly matters and to chart a forward path that aligns with the mission and message of faith.
In this podcast episode, you will gain insight into:
- The psychological processes individuals undergo during times of significant change.
- Strategies for addressing the fear of the unknown that often accompanies change.
- The importance of acknowledging the need for personal and organisational change.
- The principle of ‘throwing everything out of the cot”.
- Navigating resistance to change with patience and empathy.
- The significance of collaboration and listening in the process of embracing change.
- Practical examples of successful change initiatives that can inspire and guide faith-based organizations.
- And so much more…
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