Cracking Your Church's Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 14, 2010 - Religion - 224 pages
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Strategies for transforming a toxic church culture

Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move churches in the desired direction? Sam Chand contends that toxic culture is to blame. Quite often, leaders don't sense the toxicity, but it poisons their relationships and derails their vision. This work describes five easily identifiable categories of church culture (inspiring-accepting-stagnant-discouraging-toxic), with diagnostic descriptions in the book and a separate online assessment tool. The reader will be able to identify strengths and needs of their church's culture, and then apply practical strategies (communication, control and authority, selection and placement of personnel, etc.) to make their church's culture more positive.

  • Discusses how to diagnose the state of a church's culture
  • Reveals what it takes to put in place effective strategies for creating a more positive church culture
  • Author served on the board of EQUIP (Dr. John Maxwell's Ministry), equipping five million leaders world-wide.

This important book offers a clear guide for understanding and recreating a healthy church culture.

 

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Review of Cracking Your Church's Culture

User Review  - Tghali - Christianbook.com

All in all, I appreciated Dr. Chand's book. As you can tell from the title, every church/organization has its own culture that must be understood before strategic planning, then implementation can ... Read full review

Cracking your Church's Culture Code

User Review  - Kirk - Christianbook.com

Cracking your Church’s Culture Code is a good book. Allow me a minute to explain to you how the book took me on a little bit of a confusing journey. When I first read the title, I was hoping that this ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Chapter
CULTURE KILLERS
Discouraging Cultures Toxic Cultures
SEVEN KEYS OF CULTURE
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter
CHANGING VEHICLES
TransitionsinaTeams Culture
YES YOU CAN
Think About It Appendix 1 OVERVIEW OFTHE FREE CULTURE SURVEY
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Dr. Samuel Chand speaks regularly at leadership conferences, churches, corporations, ministerial conferences, seminars and other leadership development opportunities. He was named in the list of the Top 30 Global Leadership Gurus by www.leadershipgurus.net. Dr. Chand serves on the board of EQUIP (Dr. John Maxwell's ministry), working with five million leaders worldwide, and assists Bishop Eddie L. Long's leadership development team.

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