Updated: Nov 21, 2019
A lot of organizations need a radical change of corporate culture (ethos), even churches …. particularly in the area of world missions ministries. Careful, though! A catastrophe can create radical culture change; but, a radical culture change can create a catastrophe. Radical culture change within an organism composed of volunteers, unless managed well and with wisdom over time, can precipitate huge undesired and unexpected consequences. So, communicate!, invite participation and ownership!, take each step with care! Churches (and Christian organizations) struggle to do the right things in the right way at the right time. Yes, radical culture change can happen, to the glory of God. Rely on Him! Take the long view, the eternal perspective. Even humanly speaking, if it took a long time to get you in the mess you’re in, it’ll probably take the same amount of time, with grit and determination as to the goal, to get you out of it. Everyone is for change; they just don’t like being changed.
Being transformed by the renewing of my mind, David