Even if you missed our recent blog tour of Dr. Sam Chand’s excellent new book, Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code, don’t miss the book itself. A pastor friend and I do a Skype lunch every month or so, always reading a book to prepare, and this time we worked through this latest book from an amazing leader and church coach. We both found the book to be outstanding – unique in message, relevant in structure, and practical in tone.
An organization’s culture is about how its people believe and behave. Culture is the context, filter and default point for everything the people process. To lead, I must know how to get my arms around the prevailing organizational culture. To borrow from the title of an earlier book I co-authored named Culture Shift, the leader’s privilege is to shift the culture from where it is to where it needs to be. Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code very capably shows us how to do just that – how to take responsibility because everything from individual morale to effectiveness of outcome rests on it.