The Power of Internal Culture
The internal culture of a church is the most important social reality within the church. Often more powerful than vision, mission, strategy or doctrine, it is deep, complex, difficult to articulate and largely unseen because so much of it is “below the water line.” A church can have the right vision, mission, strategy or doctrine but if the internal culture is not aligned with those elements, the best efforts to live into vision, execute against mission and strategy, and preach and teach doctrine will be thwarted by its internal culture.
If you can’t figure out where you are stuck or not sure what obstacles are in the way of creating the culture you want in your church then join us for this informational and timely Pastors Resource Call. One of the most important skill sets that a 21st century pastor must have is the ability to lead and manage change. Changing a church’s internal culture is difficult because it requires altering the behavior of both individuals and the church itself.
Carol Childress is the founder of the carolchildress group, a consulting practice that helps leaders and organizations understand today and lead for tomorrow. Gifted in bringing clarity to complex issues, Carol is known for her ability to help leaders “connect the dots” and enable organizations to craft strategic direction, navigate change, and process transition in the 21st century world. A trusted advisor, experienced consultant, frequent speaker and workshop leader, Carol has worked with church leaders in every region of the U.S. as well as selected international areas.Listen Now