on LEADERSHIP

January 21, 2011

Creating the Church Culture

Here are my notes on yesterday’s talk from our church management team regarding the culture we need to create as a church. Italics are my own comments.

1. The missional culture.
The passionate vision of a world wide church planting movement.
The church exists not only for it’s members but primarily to the people who are not yet their members.

Matt. 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matt. 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ina the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matt. 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The congregation is to be serving the world. We are not building consumer Christians. It boils down to discipleship.
Leaders must:
– Casts vision
– develops passion,
– provides motivation
– encourages spirituality.
2. Professional culture
The organizational excellence of a multinational corporation.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 whatever you do, do your best.
Leaders must:
– clarify expectations.
– Ensures employee has the necessary resources.
– Oversees the progress and completion of projects
– Provides regular feedback given at the right time for the right reason with the right spirit
– Facilitates training
– Models values and policies
– Knows how the organization works

None of us is as good as all of us – Paolo Punzalan
3. Relational culture
The caring atmosphere of a church family.
Eph. 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Eph. 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Eph. 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Eph. 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
A leader must:
– Show genuine concern for the staff
– Manages conflict within the organization
– Keeps the unity in every situation
REMEMBER: There is always two sides of the issue. The strong ought to bear with the weak
– Propagates honor and respect
– Listens and shows interest

Leaders are responsible to create the culture of the organization. Once we fail to create the culture, we fail in leading our organization.
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