This week we are doing something different – we are walking through the book Designed to Lead, with the authors Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck. Over the course of the week, we will release a podcast each day. If what you hear interests you, make sure to order the book here. To learn more about developing leaders in your church, check out the Pipeline conference with Eric Geiger and the Lifeway Leadership team.
In this episode, Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger, and Kevin Peck discuss the importance of having a healthy culture of leadership development and answer the following questions:
- What are the elements or ingredients of a church culture?
- Is church culture an intentional decision or a byproduct of other decisions?
- What are some key characteristics of a healthy leadership development culture in the local church?
- What are the marks of a church culture that does not develop leaders?
- What are some key starting points to change culture effectively in your church?
“When people think about the culture, they often think about the artifact. They think about the stories and programs.”
“To get to the foundations of culture, you’ve got to go beneath artifacts to the articulated beliefs and beneath the articulated beliefs to the actual beliefs.”
“Artifacts are anything that are an outflow of our belief systems.”
“I do believe it is a commitment and decision to cultivate your culture.”
“Every place has a culture whether they realize it or not.”
“Whatever you are celebrating you are cultivating.”
“I think at the end of the day, there are far too many people just looking for a new job and just changing churches that ties in to the consumer mentality.”
“Changing culture is like changing the DNA of a person.”
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
Pipeline: Succession at Every Level FREE booklet
Leading Change by John Kotter
Understanding Organizational Culture by Edgar H. Schein