Every church or business has a culture. It may not be spoken of often, but it exists, thriving under the surface of your day-to-day operations. In today’s culture, it is becoming increasingly important to define your the culture or core values. Whether you’re a church just starting out, or an established church searching for the next season of growth, defining and redefining your culture is a surprisingly powerful key to the health of both your staff and congregation overall.
A ministry leader I once served under told our team that every organization has a set of values. These are what you can see when you enter the building of an organization. If you don’t define your values and actively work towards them, you won't be without culture; however, you’ll probably have an accidental and likely-unhealthy culture, which is something no one ever intends on or wants for their church. Below are a few things to consider as you define (or redefine) and work towards healthy core values for your church.