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Creating Your Culture
Creating Your Culture

Our culture is constantly being moulded by our environment; it comes from the people around us and is extremely important as it will determine our character.

For example, in our most formative years we are shaped by our families, those closest to us, our community. Then as we grow up our friends and the education we receive will have an impact on who we are as well as our faith, values (religious background) and our traditions.

Each person and stage of life has a part to play in shaping the person we have been or will become.

When we talk about creating a culture it may be difficult as we have been shaped from birth by our environment. For example, if a baby doesn’t receive love in the first six months, they struggle with bonding attachment, so before we can fulfil our culture, we may have to deal with some issues in order to feed our future.

A culture is a set of values and beliefs, an environment that guides our future and others around us.

At Coaching for Christ our culture is based on 18 years of experience, working with a variety of backgrounds, personalities, nationalities, and God has taught us a lot about diversity, primarily how to create unity within diversity.

It comes down to understanding how different people think and act based on where they come from. Once you understand that, you can help them grow, bringing the gold out of each person and forming a team, despite their differences, after all it is those around you who determine what the culture you create is.

As I mentioned before, this can all be difficult, it requires us to know who we are but also who you want to become in Christ. It means possibly letting go of parts of us that have been moulded by our past in order to thrive in the culture Jesus sets for us. He created it so we could take it as our own.

Not allowing our past to shape us but allowing our future to through the example of Jesus.

 In the upcoming articles we will be looking at the culture we have created at Coaching For Christ based on how Jesus has called us and showed us to live.

Written by Stephen Crawford

Part 01
Leading God’s Way
Please read Matthew 25:14-28 His master said to him, "Well done good and faithful servant..."Matthew 25:21 (ESV) We have all been given talents to use and build and grow his kingdom and bring honour and glory to him. It could be worship, teaching, speaking,...
Parenthood, The Teenage Years.
The first two articles in this series have taken us from the birth of our children, through the first years of childhood as they quickly learn by observing and experiencing the environment around them. We moved to the period in their lives as they make friends,...
Parenthood, Years Five to Ten.
Friends are some of the people with most influence in our lives, and this is especially true when we’re growing up. The Proclaimers, (you will remember these stages are taken from their song ‘Your Childhood’), claim that the stage between five and ten is when children...
Love Unconditionally
“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.”Mark 12:30-31 (NLT) God loves people you know, and people you don’t know. But he also loves...
Live Sacrificially
Sacrifice means committing your ways, thoughts, and actions to God. It means loving God with everything you have and being willing to love others. When we love others like God does we will see them through his eyes and be willing to make sacrifices for them. “Love the...
Take Responsibility
Leadership is about action, but responsible leadership is about responsible action. There were a group of managers who were given 62 cards with different managerial tasks, their task was to put them in order of what they deemed to be important in regard to their role...
Walk in Humility
Humble yourselves under the mighty power of God and at the right time he will lift you up in honour.1 Peter 5:6 (NLT) Being humble can be a difficult thing to get your head around if you are a leader. We may have experienced the need to put ourselves down to the point...
Lead Courageously
We have all heard and experience the fight or flight reaction. When something that scares us comes along, we have two possible responses, are we going to face it and fight it, or are we going to run from it. Leading courageously means fighting against that thing that...
Built on Integrity
The secret to your success will be your integrity, which comes down to your character. Integrity is the act on being honourable when no one is watching. It’s not something that you can show someone, it’s what you do and how you act behind their back or when no one can...
Parenthood, From Birth to Five.
My wife Dawn and I were married way back in September 1992. After our honeymoon, we moved into our new home which was just about finished, or as finished as we could afford at the time. We had a kitchen, half a bathroom and a lot of cement floors and walls. The...




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