"Your church needs a culture immersed in the gospel of Jesus, a culture that is centered on and fueled by the reality of His birth, life, death, burial, and resurrection. If your church is to live as a healthy, vibrant Creature of the Word today, you must be concerned with its culture—and willing to change it, if necessary.
... just because a church talks about grace does not mean its culture is filled with grace.... Only Jesus can transform a church culture. But if we refuse to let Him, if we do not embrace a consistent, refreshing, gospel-centered culture, our churches will automatically drift toward a system of mindless and worthless religious feasts that disgust God."
Creature of the Word: Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, Eric Geiger