Dr. Allan Thompson
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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This truism, attributed to Peter Drucker, is definitely applicable to our churches; I use it often in leadership workshops. Culture is what occurs when traditions become so embedded and interwoven into our daily thoughts and actions they ooze their way downward into our subconscious. We become oblivious to not only the “why” but even the “what” that constitutes the bulk of our worship, our ministry, and our identity as churches. “Oh, that’s not a problem, everything we do is Bible-based.” Really? If it’s been a long time since someone “other than” your core congregants raised these issues, consider this: a closed system tends to rapidly reinforce its ch

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