Episode 572: Creating Core Values

In Episode 572 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss figuring out your values when you are planting a church.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to determine what your core values are
  • When vision drift occurs

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “When you plant a new church you have the opportunity to articulate what are the values of your church.” – @danielsangi
  • “Most of the time, the values that churches have are permission to play ones or statement of faith ones.” – @danielsangi
  • “When it comes to reaching your community, most people aren’t going to evaluate whether they want come to your church based on your stated values, they are going to come and experience your values.” – @danielsangi
  • “What you embody close to your heart often become the values of the church plant.” – @danielsangi
  • “Make sure that the core values that you have actually move you toward the mission and the vision that God has given you for you area.” – @danielsangi
  • “The more you add staff and the more you add key leaders, they bring their values, and in the absence of clearly-stated core values you begin experiencing vision drift.” – @danielsangi
  • “Every church I planted, the vision evolved over time, but part of my job as pastor and shepherd was to make sure it didn’t drift.” – @edstetzer

Recommended Resources:

  • For an audit to develop the values at your church, see chapter 7 of Daniel Im’s No Silver Bullets

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Published March 1, 2021