A Culture Breakfast Menu

Churches, and may I say most church consultants, are hung up on strategy. Strategy isn’t the enemy but culture is the issue. However culture is not about cool. We have spent our wad on cool. You know: the music, the videos, the dress, the vocabulary etc. All good. Should be perpetually adjusted as society evolves. But culture runs deeper. And

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Culture Needs Breakfast

Peter Drucker was right. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” However, once you get the priority on the culture you had better have a strategy. Cool draws a crowd sometimes. But that crowd is often fickle and will run to the next season’s version of cool quicker than you expect. The strategy has to be more than cool stuff. New shiny

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The Answer Is Yes

We are all by nature “No” people. And that is understandable. USA Today, 2006: “The average 1970s city dweller was exposed to 500 to 2,000 ad messages a day. Now, it’s 3,000 to 5,000.” (J.Walker Smith) And that was before Facebook ads! Imagine how many ads we see today. Now imagine if we said “YES” to them all. We have

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