"Culturenot vision or strategyis the most powerfulfactor in any organization. It determines the receptivity of staffand volunteers to new ideas, unleashes or dampens creativity,builds or erodes enthusiasm, and creates a sense of pride or deepdiscouragement about working or being involved there. Ultimately,the culture of a church shapes individual morale, teamwork,effectiveness, and outcomes." From Chapter One
Often church leaders confuse culture with vision and strategy,but they are very different. Vision and strategy usually focus onproducts, services, and outcomes, but culture is about thepeoplea church's most valuable asset. Cracking Your Church'sCulture Code offers a practical resource for discovering thedeficits in an existing church's culture and includes the stepsneeded to assess, correct, and change culture from lackluster tovibrant and inspirational so that it that truly meets the needs ofthe congregation.
Prominent church and leadership consul-tant Sam Chand describesthe five easily identifiable categories of church culture(Inspiring-Accepting-Stagnant-Discouraging-Toxic) and includesdiagnostic methods that church leaders can use to identify theparticular strengths and needs of their church's culture. To helpin this process there is also a separate online assessment tool(www.freeculturesurvey.com).
Once a church's culture is clearly identified, leaders can putin place a strategy for applying the seven keys of CULTURE(Control, Understanding, Leadership, Trust, Unafraid, Responsive,and Execution) that will make their church's culture one thatstimulates people to be and do their very best and ultimately reachtheir highest goals.
Praise For cracking Your Church's Culture code
"Cracking Your Church's Culture Code provides a methodicalintroduction to understanding the idiosyncratic dynamics of yourchurch and their impact on the overall vision of your ministry.This book is comprehensible and constructive as it reveals theseven important keys to creating a cohesive tone within yourorganization."
Bishop T. D. Jakes, The Potter's House of Dallas
"Dr. Chand said, 'Culturenot vision or strategyisthe most powerful factor in any organization.' I couldn't agreemore. Dr. Chand's latest book, Cracking Your Church's Culture Code,is a must-read for every church leader. If you want your ministryto move forward, buy this book for everyone on your leadershipteam!"
Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv, and author,The Christian Atheist
"Sam Chand keeps firing golden bullets of practical assistanceto church leaders. He's a blessingand here's another offeringof workable wisdom that is sure to bless many."
Jack W. Hayford, chancellor, The King's University
"The number one reason a vision is aborted is because thevisionary and the vision carrier aren't aware that a toxic cultureexistsand that it can bring death and destruction to achurch. This is a must-read for the life of your congregation andwill create a healthy environment that breathes success andsignificance. I commend Dr. Samuel Chand for his wealth ofexperience. He has identified the keys that will reveal where youare and how to fix it."
Bishop Eddie L. Long, senior pastor, New Birth MissionaryBaptist Church
Excellent read - you will want to dive in and get equipped. You can use this for everyday living.Published 11 days ago by D. Collier
This book helped me pinpoint a mistake that I think I have consistently made as a leader.Published 24 days ago by Dr. Bill Fix
Awesome book for those looking to understand the culture and change it. This book answered a lot of questions for me and gave me the right questions to ask in the future.Published 2 months ago by Johnnie
Great book, only thing is it took a long time to be delivered. Like almost 2 weeks, when the book was in stock when I purchased it....Published 4 months ago by Des
Cracking Your Church's Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision was an eye opener for me. I
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This book offers great insight to churches and their leaders about how to effectively tell where they are and practical advice to get where they feel called to goPublished 4 months ago by Ethan Young