How do you create a thriving organizational culture in your church? Churches are committed to a spiritual mission, but it is often the organizational aspects of the church that hinder the mission from moving forward. Cultivating health in the organizational side of church culture requires a thorough understanding of the church's vision, systems, staffing, relationships, and leadership. When the culture is healthy, it delivers consistently healthy outcomes that advance the mission of the church. But when cultures are unhealthy, or worse, toxic, they perpetuate constant dysfunction and derail the church's purpose. In Creating Your Church's Culture, Stephen Blandi gives you the tools and strategies to address the organizational side of your church's culture. You'll learn how to define your culture, activate the Culture Equation, hire staff who fit your culture, and infuse your values into your culture. You'll learn how to create a learning culture, develop effective systems, increase employee and volunteer engagement, measure healthy, and uproot bureaucracy. This practical book is loaded with wisdom and inspiration to improve the organizational aspects of your church's culture.
Stephen is the Lead Pastor of 7 City Church (www.7citychurch.com) in Ft. Worth, Texas. He's a blogger (www.stephenblandino.com), coach, and the author of GO! Starting a Personal Growth Revolution and Creating Your Church's Culture. Stephen is also the author or co-author of several small group curriculums. He holds a Master's in Organizational Leadership and enjoys writing on leadership, personal growth, organizational development, and the local church. Stephen lives in the Ft. Worth area with his wife Karen and their daughter Ashley.