Sam Chand is one of the few thought leaders today that discusses the relationship between culture and vision in the church. His new book is entitled, Cracking Your Church's Culture Code, Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration. His ministry is distinctly flavored by his work with with the charismatic tribe, but I find his thinking broadly applicable. I have not received my copy yet, but I have been looking forward to this book more than any others in the Leadership Network Series since Church Unique came out.
One of Sam's favorite lines is "Culture trumps vision." While I agree with the statement it is most true when we erroneously define vision as a "statement" rather than a state of mind. I look forward Sam's thoughts on how visionary leadership shapes culture.
Here is a link to the free chapter.
Here is a link to the a free culture survey.