CFTROU 0044: Embracing a Forward-Looking Church Culture
- Why churches are being tied down by old organizational charts and hierarchies.
- The church of the future will be guided by a new generation’s ideas of community.
- Understanding today’s “sharing economy” and how the church needs to embrace it.
Forward-looking church culture embraces these characteristics: hospitality, generosity, cross-functionality, inclusivity and collaboration.
- Using food and drink to create a hospitable culture – a snack culture.
- The importance of practicing generosity and keeping our materials open source.
- Learning to use cross-functionality to promote inclusivity in your organization.
- Appointing team leaders on certain projects to promote cross-functionality.
- Cross-functionality leads to inclusivity.
- How to elevate women in church leadership and allow them to operate in their gifts.
- Developing, maintaining and advancing a culture of collaboration.
The church of the future, as I see it, is going to be guided by a new generation’s idea of what it means to build community together. Click To TweetChurch leaders who want to develop a healthy culture for the future that energizes and attracts young people who are used to the sharing economy need to carry those ideas and values into the church. Click To TweetJesus actual favors this inclusive, collaborative, generous, hospitality-oriented and cross-functional church. Click To TweetWe are trying to develop, maintain and advance a culture of collaboration – this is the sharing economy coming to church. Click To Tweet
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