Global Leadership Team April 200915 April 2009 Page 1 of 2
A Call for Culture Change
Organizational culture refers to the underlying values, beliefs and principles that serve as a foundationfor an organization’s management system, as well as the practices and behaviors that both exemplifyand reinforce those basic principles.In order to accomplish the mission of CCC and to enable our vision of Movements Everywhere by theyear 2020, significant change must occur in our prevailing organizational culture. We need to challengehow we think of ourselves and the way we get things done in five interdependent areas.1.
Value-drivenRealizing that our work is ultimately spiritual, we must lead from our values of
, so that…a.
Everyone is living out a passionate walk with God, utterly dependent on Him in and for all things.That dependence is expressed personally and corporately through pervasive prayer, holy lives,and love for one another. It results in leading from the foundation of our walk with God, unity,speaking the truth in love, and taking faith risks.b.
Everyone is growing and developing in Christ-like character, ministry skills, personal capacity,and exercising initiative in leading rather than relying on permission.c.
Everyone is bearing lasting fruit in their lives and ministries, continually examining the results of their efforts. We do whatever it takes to help people connect with Jesus, and become truefollowers of Him. Like the lessons of pruning the vine, this may require more focus ondiscipleship and movements, rather than having a few people leading many strategies.We lead from these values rather than being driven by events, donors, or numbers.2.
Local Ownership“Movements Everywhere” implies that the greatest growth must happen at the grass roots level.The whole organization must adjust to ensure that the local level is growing and expanding. Thismeans that…a.
We have local teams who are focused on building movements, whether through direct ministryor catalytic ministry. They are fully empowered to innovate and be creative within our mission,vision, and values.b.
Everyone is aligned to essentials and committed to multiplying.c.
Local movements become self-sustaining, i.e., they are generating local leaders and resources.d.
Organizational decisions are made in light of their impact on the field. Investment in localeffectiveness is normal.3.
Kingdom PerspectivePenetrating the world with true followers of Jesus will require efforts far beyond those of CampusCrusade for Christ. We must keep a Kingdom perspective. We must join forces and resources withthe rest of the body of Christ to reach our goal. This means thata.
We promote God’s heart among the nations, embracing both the Great commandment and theGreat Commission.b.
We focus on our role, while celebrating the roles of others with different callings. We realizethat all of us are necessary and none of us is sufficient to accomplish