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.
– 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.
– 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.