How Church Culture Changes

June 30, 2015
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Podcast Episode #137


We discuss how church culture has changed, is changing, and will continue to change in the future. Our society is pressing in on the church and will change much of how church is done, but we must hold fast to the unchanging Word of God in the midst of any change.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Cultural Christianity is ending.
  • As people change, culture shifts.
  • Society is changing so rapidly that it’s confusing the church and confusing church members.
  • Some church members view outdated cultural realities as the way things ought to be, and that causes conflict in the church.
  • About 75% of churches are really resistant to change, but many don’t realize it.

The six keys to dealing with power groups in your church are:

  1. Remember the simple truth that culture is people
  2. Leadership sets the tone
  3. Rapid societal change is normative
  4. Discern what is (1) unchangeable, (2) negotiable, and (3) must-changeable
  5. Grasp the church resistance scale to determine the type of leadership needed
  6. Look at the Autopsy principles

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