Values are Expressed, Culture Results...  

Posted by Mike Sharrow in ,

A guy named Ben wrote a blog recently about the fact values are read by the expression of community. That what you do, how you do it, what the people around you presume (the culture) all express the true values at play.

As a leader, in whatever arena you want to consider (your marriage? family? life group? classroom? team? job? friendships?) - what values would someone identify based upon the signals radiating from practices?

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3 thoughts and responses

I think it's fine for a church to have and display their core values, especially for visitors or new members. But over time they'd better be living them out, or it's hypocrisy. It's like when you date someone. In the beginning, they tell you what they believe in and what they value. It helps you know if you want to get to know them more. But woe unto you if you marry them based on what they say! Give it time, and you'll see if those values are lip service only or not. Go by the actions, though, if there's a discrepancy--in people AND in churches.
Kristi Holl

September 4, 2008 at 7:51 AM

"Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front..." Nelson Mandela

September 6, 2008 at 7:34 AM

"When I married, I had very low expectations of my bride. I have never been disappointed". Ed Welch, past CEO General Electric

September 6, 2008 at 7:37 AM

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