In an article in the magazine Executive Leadership, Dick Clark, CEO of the pharmaceutical firm Merck noted: “The fact is, culture eats strategy for lunch. You can have a good strategy in place, but if you don’t have the culture and the enabling systems, the [negative] culture of the organization will defeat the strategy.”
Samuel Chand notes the importance of organizational culture:
- Culture is the most powerful factor in any organization.
- Culture is usually unnoticed, unspoken, and unexamined.
- Culture determines how people respond to vision and leadership.
- Culture most often surfaces and is addressed in negative experiences.
- Culture is hard to change, but change results in multiplied benefits.
Our Keynote Speaker is Mark Hanke. Mark is the Senior Pastor of Salem First Baptist Church. He has been a pastor for 26 years serving in three churches (two of which were in the Colorado Front Range are) and has taught at Denver Seminary as an adjunct professor in Theology for 20 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Oregon State, a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, and DMin from Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
Mark will address the role of leadership in addressing the culture of your congregation.
- The Power of (Congregational) Culture
- Artistic Vision – Getting Others to See the Possibilities
- The Art of Sculpting a Missional Culture – The Pastor’s Role in Shaping Congregational Culture
Date/Time: 5pm, April 24th and 3pm, April, 25th
Location: Y of the Rockies – Estes Park Center
Keynote Speaker: Mark Hanke, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Salem, OR
- The cost of the retreat will be $110 per person, spouses are free. This will include dinner, breakfast and lunch.
- Those driving greater than 3 hours will be gifted another nights lodging, dinner and breakfast .
- Those driving less than 3 hours can get an additional nights lodging, dinner and breakfast for $80.00.