Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code

culture codeFor the last twenty years, church leaders have been fed a steady diet of vision.

We’ve been told that vision is the key to leading a successful church. Without vision the people perish, they say. If something isn’t working right it comes back to an issue of vision. And so, church leaders go out and dream up grand visions and unleash them within the church… and nothing happens.

Don’t get me wrong, vision is incredibly important when it comes to effectively leading a church. The savvy leader, however, knows that there is one thing that trumps vision every time: culture.

Several years ago Sam Chand wrote Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code, a fantastic book that focuses on the importance of a healthy church culture and how to develop it. Sam sat down with Todd and me and we discussed the book, that is relaunching today, and how to develop a healthy church culture.

Check out the conversation:

How would YOU describe YOUR church culture?


About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.

  • Ministry Library

    Great book! We’re reading right now. This is the best quote so far.
    “Toxic culture is like carbon monoxide, you don’t see it or smell it, but you’ll wake up dead!” Whoa!