Creating Healthy Congregational Cultures for Growth and Innovative Ministry

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Saturday, May 18th, 2019

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10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 630 E Cathedral Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128

The Leadership Think Tank, The Philadelphia Theological Institute and the Black Clergy of The Diocese of Pennsylvania present Creating Healthy Congregational Cultures for Growth and Innovative Ministry. There is a popular saying among leadership experts that “culture trumps strategy every time”. No matter how inspired and sincere the vision, it will inevitably come up against powerful cultural habits and mind-sets that will pose serious challenges. A congregation’s culture is like an individual’s character or personality: unique, deep rooted, enduring, gifted, flawed, largely unconscious and hard to change. Yet, meeting the challenges churches and their leaders are facing today often requires deep cultural change. The ability to read and facilitate healthy change in a congregation’s culture, beginning with its leadership culture is essential for leaders to lead well.