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Culture Shift : Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out

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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 re already doing or even copying another church s approach but about changing church culture at a foundational level.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0787975303
  • 9780787975302
  • 415,858

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Change a church's culture, and everything else changes, including its future. When you find the keys to advancing the "right" culture for your church, you will unlock the reality of a transformed and revitalized church. Would you describe your church's culture as thriving and irresistible? Are your church's members confidently using their gifts, talents, passions, and energy to serve and advance the kingdom of God? If you hesitated in answering, Culture Shift is the hands-on resource that can help your church release its full potential as a force for good. 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're already doing or even copying another church's approach but about changing church culture at a foundational level. The good news is that you already have everything you need--but you must look within for radical, transformational power. Your job is to develop a healthy atmosphere and let the Holy Spirit do the work through you. Once this fundamental shift has occurred and the new habits and values become central to everything your church does, a healthy, energetic, God-honoring church will be unleashed into a world that is desperately crying out for it.show more

About Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis is pastor at large of Fellowship Bible Church, a non-denominational church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also the chairman of the board of Fellowship Associates, a church consulting and leadership training organization. Wayne Cordeiro is senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship O'ahu in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also the founder of Pacific Rim Bible College, an institution that trains, develops, and supports emerging leaders. Warren Bird is an ordained minister on staff at a church in metro New York City. He is the winner of the Gold Medallion Award for religious publishing. Visit the Leadership Network website, www.leadnet.org for more innovative resources and information.show more

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Praise for Culture Shift "Like snowflakes and fingerprints, every church's culture is unique. Learning the art of cultural analysis and cultural formation shown in Culture Shift is indispensable for church leaders." --John Ortberg, teaching pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, and The Life You've Always Wanted "If you are looking for a quick fix, don't buy this book. But if you're looking for the secret to a faithful, thriving church, then buy out the store." --Bill Easum, president, Bandy & Associates; author, Leadership on the Other Side "We desperately need this learn-and-listen approach to changing your world by changing your culture. The authors' mantra of 'it's easier to duplicate than incarnate' is destined to become an open sesame to new directions for churches of all sizes and new outpourings of the Spirit." --Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox University; author, Post-Modern Pilgrims "This book is to the church world what the best corporate culture book is to the business world. It doesn't tell you to copy the best practices from corporate America. Instead, it invites you to create your own authentic culture." --Bob Buford, founder, Leadership Network; author, Finishing Well and Halftime "Culture Shift is exactly what happens to all healthy churches. The authors are like expert cultural geneticists. They skillfully model how to adjust the culture of your church until it births kingdom values in accordance with the Holy Spirit." --Kirbyjon Caldwell, senior pastor, Windsor Village United Methodist Church; coauthor, Entrepreneurial Faith "Every local church has a unique calling and a unique DNA. The leader is responsible for creating the culture that activates God's calling and replicates apostolic DNA in the congregation. This is a must-read for twenty-first century leaders." --Michael Slaughter, senior pastor, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church; author, Spiritual Entrepreneursshow more

Table of contents

About Leadership Network. Foreword (Erwin Raphael McManus). Preface. PART ONE: Awakening to Culture. 1. Why Culture Matters. 2. Your Destiny in Seed Form. 3. What You Think Is What You See. PART TWO: Birthing the Culture. 4. Totems: Identifying Your Church s Culture. 5. How to Shift Your Church s Culture. 6. Divine Partnership. PART THREE: Growing the Culture at New Hope O ahu. 7. Identifying New Hope s Totems. 8. Culture Setters. 9. Plug-and-Play Subculture vs. Authentic Culture. 10. Creating and Re-Creating Culture. PART FOUR: Growing the Culture at Fellowship Bible Church. 11. Identifying Fellowship Bible s Totems. 12. The Power of a Disciplined Vision. 13. Learning to Spot Opportunity. 14. Courageous Adjustments to Safeguard the Values. PART FIVE: Advancing the Culture. 15. Irresistible Culture. Notes. Appendix One: Involvement and Satisfaction Survey. Appendix Two: Sample Pages from a Life Journal. Bibliography. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Index.show more

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