Why People In Your Church Are Not Motivated

Have you found it hard–really hard–to move people in your church toward embracing change? Are you finding it frustrating to motivate folks to reorient their lives around discipleship, serving others, and missional living… versus a consumeristic experience of the church?

In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll tell you why the way you’ve learned to motivate people produces polarizing results. And we’ll give you ways to initiate lasting change through more gospel-centered motivations.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why the old ways of “carrot and stick” ultimately fail to motivate people.
  • How the “DO=BE” distortion is in full effect in all of this.
  • The difference between the Legalist and the Gospel when motivating others.
  • How what we believe, love and fear changes everything.

A group of young Christians showing lack of motivation with a thumbs down.

From this episode:

All of these ways of trying to motivate others to do something new or accept a new way of being and living, all appeal to the same thing: Self. What’s in it for me? In other words, the person you are trying to motivate is internally, subconsciously, asking themselves, with each of these types of ‘motivators’, what’s in it for me? Will I gain authority or popularity, wealth, will I be seen as ‘more’… how will this add to my sense of value and self-worth… in my own eyes, and the perception that others have of me.”

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