Principle 1: We live by this mantra: “This team is my team. Its success is my success. I win if this team wins. I lose if this team loses.”
Our directional team has adopted this mantra as a philosophical umbrella for how our team will operate. It’s a saying that reminds us of the importance of collaborative decision-making and perpetuates our “best idea wins” culture.
We recognize that silos begin to develop as an organization grows, and using a shared risk and reward approach to ministry helps minimize silos so we can move our mission forward. (Our definition of a “silo” is when a ministry area has three attributes: the leader is or feels like he is operating alone; there is competition instead of cooperation with other areas; and communication is fragmented, resulting in team members lacking a clear picture of what’s happening outside of their little world.)
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4 Keys to Creating a Missional Culture in Your Church
by John Poitevent
Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This might be more true in churches than anywhere else. The greatest challenge for any organization is that of changing its own internal culture, and the older and more established the organization, the greater the difficulty. Edgar Schein, an organizational development expert, defines an organization’s culture as its “artifacts, espoused beliefs and values, and basic underlying assumptions.” Once a leader determines these areas must change for the sake of the mission, what are the key catalysts for implementing that change?
1. Your Pulpit
Culture is shaped by communication. The language you use, the values you teach, the stories you tell..