Overview of cultural change process

There are three phases in the change management process:

Phases 2 and 3 will involve sustained implementation of the cultural change process. 

We will not elaborate on them here. Members of the Global Family Challenge Team are available to share our experiences with you as you take the journey further. You may contact us at [email protected].

The entire process from Phase 1 to 3 should take 3 to 7 years. 

The cultural changes we are aiming to make with all three stakeholders are not trivial, but major in nature. The changes include our:

  • beliefs
  • values
  • expressions of these beliefs and values

These changes will not come naturally unless we intentionally plan for them.

To take the stakeholders from where they are at (Point A) to where they should be (Point B) involves a holistic developmental framework – covering all key building blocks, such as faith formation, marriage, parenting, human sexuality, aging, non-nuclear living, and resource management. Indeed, the programme has to cover all of life’s stages!

This journey may take between 5 to 7 years to complete for most churches, especially when family discipleship is still a new concept to the congregation.

There are three phases in the change management process:

  1. PREPARING for culture shifts in the church (leadership and congregation) and at the individual homes.
  2. MAKING the actual culture shifts.
  3. ESTABLISHING the new family and church cultures.