Leading Change

The past month has been a crazy one for me. I haven’t had the time to post as much. That should change soon. I’m hoping!  I have been everywhere from vacation to a missions trip. But in the middle of those weeks… A major event happened for the church I am leading. 

The church voted to change the name of the church from Glad Tidings Church… To Coastal Virginia Church. 

This is a huge change to an 82 year history of the church. 

We are in the beginning stages of a major rebranding effort. Everything from Logo’s and Colors… To Signage and Letterhead will all have to change. Legal documents have to change. Websites and social media have to change. 

And all that is good and necessary… But that isn’t the main thing we have to work on…

The main thing: What story do we want to tell for the next 82 years of this church’s history?

What do we want people to say about Coastal Virginia Church? How do we want to make people feel when they come to our church? Have we created a place for people to encounter a Living God?

That’s what we’re working so hard on right now. Answering some of these tough question. Most people never stop long enough to know the story they are a part of. And if we’re really going to make a huge difference in our community… We all have to believe in the story! It’s what will draw others to believe!

Leading change is tough! Many sleepless nights. Responding to dirty emails from people about change. But I believe not changing is even harder. And will ultimately lead to the death of an organization. 

So that’s where I’ve been. Waist deep in change. I covet your prayers during this time. I’ll try my best to keep you posted on progress as well as respond back to your emails and comments!

Brandon Hester

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  1. We must be obedient to God’s leading (like our name and purpose) even if it’s not comfortable. Growing pains are just that. We are blessed with leadership that follows God’s direction and does not shirk that responsibility in their call. Thank you. Prayers lifted high.

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