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Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out
by Robert Lewis
Culture Shift, written for church leaders, ministers, pastors, ministry teams, and lay leaders, leads you through the process of identifying your church's distinctive culture, gives you practical tools to change it from the inside-out, and provides steps to keep your new culture aligned with your church's mission. Real transformation is not about working harder at what you ...more
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Jossey-Bass
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"Even if you have not yet identified your church's culture, others have. Culture announces its identity through everything you do. The values of your church - stated or unstated, thought out or unintentional - shape the feel, behaviour, and attitude of a congregation more than anything else...If you don't take time to identify [your church's] dominant values, you won't be able to evaluate whether they're the values you really intend to express. Nor will you be able to check your alignment."
I read this book at the same time I read Albert Mohler's book of the same title as I research how to transform and recreate culture from different perspectives this summer/fall. Mohler looks out at the culture Americans live in from an intelligent Christian perspective. Here, although Lewis, Cordeiro and Bird pay lip service to transforming the community, their primary concern is with transforming the culture of the church from the inside out. That's how you eventually impact the community!
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