The Church [of 2020] will not back away from big issues or hide within a comfortable Christian sub-culture. It will see itself as having responsibility for the state of its city, rather than simply the condition of its members. The church of 2020 will recognize that it has an internal culture and celebrate – but not worship – it. Leadership is not primarily about building organizations but creating cultures. To lead any group of people well you must first create a healthy a new sense of what is healthy, acceptable and normal thinking and behavior in that group. A healthy culture is fundamental to a strong sense of identity, which leads to growth.
This excerpt is from Mal Fletcher’s book “The Church of 2020” The book is laden with great foresight, leadership principles and great blueprint for building Church (or any other organization’s) culture…