The culture of a church or an organisation is their social behaviour; how they choose to relate with one another in the accomplishment of their tasks and goals.
A culture can be toxic or affirmative.
Whatever the culture an organisation has chosen, if you made a conscious choice to join them, what probably made you to make that decision was their culture or else its only for the personal benefits you think you can gain from them.
People belong to a place where the culture works for them and they like it.
To stay with a people whose culture you despise will make you a wolf in sheep clothing.
Human beings are social creatures much more than intellectual beings.
We make decisions on how the people or thing make us feel.
Leaders must understand when people are drawn to a Church, it may be because of the gift of the Pastor or they are in need and searching however what they unconsciously find out on their first visit is the culture of the people.
If the culture fits they stay making it their home, if it doesn’t and they think they need the gift to solve a pressing problem, they stay till it is resolved and then they will leave.
If the culture doesn’t work and they do not have a pressing issue they want resolved immediately, they leave and can relate to the gift in an individual way.
This is what baffles a lot of leaders, why should someone who was so blessed by your gift choose not to stay.
Its a culture issue.
On the other side, if you choose to stay with a people, you will be most effective if you understand the culture of the people.
First learn why they do things the way they do them.
The cardinal sin is to fight the culture of a people to claim to be a part of. If it doesn’t work for you quietly leave.
God will never support seeds of discord or divisive tendencies.