When a leader seeks to bring change in a church, there may be a “laden
baggage”—a cultural resistance—that could pull back on leadership efforts
and resist positive change. Many external leadership methods, while
important and needful, often advocate pushing through the resistance, moving
resistive elements to the periphery so that positive change can occur. Yet,
such an approach alone may result in hurts and suppressed emotions which
could inevitably return to haunt at a later stage. How may a leader lead
differently, using internal leadership methods, to navigate cultural
resistance in the hearts and minds of people? Philip seeks to share cultural
resistances he has observed that often block positive leadership change.
Through this book, Philip hopes to:
• Increase the awareness of church DNA/Cultural issues in a leadership
• Share and recap the top five cultural resistances observed in churches.
• Provide a framework for navigating values in tension.