The “Hard” Conversation.  You know which one I am talking about.  The one with the person who has their entire identity, be it unhealthy, wrapped up in the ministry in which they serve.  They have been there since the church was 200.  Now it is 2000.  Time to step aside.  I have had these conversations many times and have approached them all differently.  At the end of the day, it still sucks.  How do you guys pull these off?  In any facet in life?  Without sending them swinging at shuttlecocks?  Or.  Have YOU been the one who had been outgrown and how was your conversation?

Let me know.

(I have always wanted to use “shuttlecock” in conversation)