Charles and Anne Stock make their third appearance on the podcast to demonstrate how to build a healthy, godly culture in your local church and Life Center‘s twelve culture-clarifying statements. The Stocks emphasize the importance of being teachable and remembering God’s unwavering presence during difficult times.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “I need the presence of God to function.”
  • “Along the way, we all get pruned.”
  • “Trust The Vinedresser no matter what we’re going through.”
  • “Hope is the expectation that things will get better.”


  • During times of crisis, we are prepared and equipped for the future.
  • Be an example. People will mimic what you do.
  • Your team’s actions and values represent your ministry.
  • Practice describing your ministry’s culture and values in a short amount of time.
  • Romans 8
  • Give people the opportunity to take the initiative.

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