Culture Shifting – How to Make It Happen, Kurt Nitz
Your congregation, like any organization, has a culture. It can either help or hurt you as you go about the work in your ministry. You get that, and you want to change your congregation’s culture. But you’ve got a lot of questions:
- What’s it going take to make that happen?
- Who does what?
- How do we get started?
Organizational culture is changed collectively, one person at a time. That means culture change is both an individual and a team sport! In this breakout, Kurt will lead an exercise to help you explore what that means and then go over five culture-shaping principles to help you plan and start your organization’s culture-shifting journey.
Five Principles of Culture Change
- Know the Journey
- Leader Led
- Watch the Bs, Change the Ts
- Ensure Critical Mass
- Evaluate Artifacts
For more than 20 years, Kurt Nitz has been leading culture transformations that enable organizations to achieve previously unattainable results. He currently works as a consultant focused on organizational culture shaping and has facilitated culture workshops worldwide, including in the US, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia.
Kurt is the co-developer of the Everyone Outreach program recently launched by the WELS Commission on Evangelism.
Kurt currently serves on the WELS Commission on Congregational Counseling and the WELS Long Range Planning Committee. He and his wife Kristin are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran in Rockford, Mich.