How to Establish a Culture that is Consistent with Your Vision

I had set this post aside for later reading. Round 2 of lymphoma chemotherapy turned out to be just that opportunity. This inspired me and convicted me:

1. About my lack of organization
2. About my unwillingness to repeat, repeat, repeat. I know from experience how well this works.

Thank you Trevor Nashleanas, head pastor of Living Hope Church in Maryville, MO.

Trevor Nashleanas

For as long as I can remember vision has been the primary topic of many leadership discussions.  It has long understood said that it’s the leader’s responsibility to get his people from “here” to “there.” Vision is the leaders ability to show people where to go, while inspiring them to get there.

In recent years, however, culture has become the new buzzword in leadership, and for good reason. Leaders from various arenas are realizing that culture will eat vision alive.  Or as Leonce Crump, Pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta says, “culture is what most of the people do most of the time.”

It does not matter how compelling your vision statement.  If the people in your church aren’t carrying that vision through the actions of their daily lives, then you will never see that vision realized. For a vision to have an effect it must be accompanied by…

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