Strategies for transforming a toxic church culture
Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction?
Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don't sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision. This work describes five easily identifiable categories of church culture (inspiring-accepting-stagnant-discouraging-toxic), with diagnostic descriptions in the book and a separate online assessment tool. The listener will be able to identify strengths and needs of their church's culture, and then apply practical strategies (communication, control, and authority, selection and placement of personnel, etc.) to make their church's culture more positive.
This important book offers a clear guide for understanding and recreating a healthy church culture.
What made the experience of listening to Cracking Your Church's Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration the most enjoyable?
This book is laid out in such a way that it takes you through a step by step process on how to identify, correct, and move forward with a healthy culture.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Cracking Your Church's Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration?
An entire chapter is dedicated to explaining how your vision is carried by the vehicle called culture. You could have the best vision in the world, but without a healthy culture, you may not get to where you are wanting to go.
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
Culture eats vision for breakfast!
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Dr. Chand brings a fresh perspective to who churches and organizations can move their goals and initiatives forward. He takes timeless wisdom, simplifies it, and presents it in everyday language that's understandable across the board. Great book!
"I once was blind but now I see" are not just words to Amazing Grace but the reality I was leading my church in. This book opened my eyes to clear vision and leadership. A must read, especially for young pastors.