Why Changing Your Church's Culture Rarely Works Out

by John Kotter. Vision Room.


This article reveals the pitfalls and errors that can be made when considering culture change in a congregational setting.


how to sustain culture change

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Read this article with clergy and lay leaders before strategizing a congregational culture change.
  • Identify and address potential challenges before planning for a cultural change.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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