Every renewal movement in churches has its own “refreshed” culture of Christianity.
Culture is a complex mix of functioning that gives identity to the spiritual movement called Christianity.
It is like a DNA helix – all the parts and pieces intermingle and overlap.
- Together they imprint Christians and churches with spiritual renewal.
The five elements of Kingdom culture include:
- Values – What you consider important.
- Beliefs – What you demonstrate you believe is truth.
- Attitudes – Your posture toward God.
- Priorities – What you almost always will do first.
- Worldviews – How you see the world and the way the world works.
An important ingredient to culture is the language that is used.
One of the new language areas God is using for renewal in churches today is the leadership square.
The square is like an icon or shape, so it reflects the thinking of postmodern communication.
During the reformation, vehicles for communicating the basics of the faith were called “catechisms.”
The square is one of many approaches to teach Christians about renewed faith.
- Another is Alpha – an approach that is used world-wide to introduce Christianity to unbelievers.
- Yet another tool that is valuable for renewal is the video series Healthy Leaders Thrive.
What new terms do you use as vehicles to propel the never-changing Gospel into our ever-changing world?
- In my next blog post, we will get specific about the leadership square.