Your Roadmap To Change Culture – 7 Mountains Explained

What is your mountain?

Are you influencing culture?

Do you believe it is our responsibility to influence those around us?

What other examples have you seen of people, religions, leaders or ideas that have shaped culture, past and present?

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8 thoughts on “Your Roadmap To Change Culture – 7 Mountains Explained

  1. By itself, the 7 Mountains message is not enough to see how we should approach the culture.

    The question “what is my mountain” is too limiting, Lance himself is working on at least three separate mountains at this very moment- business, family, and religion.

    The people on these mountains made it there because God put them there. Like Nebuchadnezzar. How many of you remember Yul Brynner’s PSA? Some of you know people who quit smoking because of that PSA. Is that not of God?

    What if God is preparing Lady Gaga for something like that?

    Lady Gaga wouldn’t be welcome at your church, of course. The very people we’d want to influence for good, who need ministry more than anyone, are unreachable by the church.

    Maybe God wants it that way. Maybe the church isn’t the force for good that we think it is.

    • This 7 mountains concept has a kind of intuitive logic to it, yet it seems to me that Christians have been entering into these mountains for the past century with no real substantial, lasting influence. Add to that the fact that Christians can’t even get marriage right, having a divorce rate that is on par with secular society. Add to that the apparent lethargy in many denominational and non-denominational churches which defeats us in the real world because we live a mostly syncretic Christianity. I also can’t escape the feeling that this is just using the methodology of Babylon to infiltrate Babylon. What if the real pathology were that the leaders of the church movements in the past century never learned to authentically live by faith and disciple their people to be people of faith? What if the people in churches were so wrapped up in the secular day-to-day, that they compartmentalized their Christianity and prioritized working for the American Dream? I have been in the church for that past 40 years and involved in 9 different church communities and not one of the leadership groups in those places ever had a discipleship approach that looked anything like Ephesians 4. The one church experience that I functioned as an associate pastor in, where we tried to move the church out of the church building and into homes and the community lost interest when the pastor died, as they were heavily invested in him as their Moses (which was why he was trying to decentralize his congregation). I think this 7 mountains sounds attractive, but the heart of it must be people who have first learned to live the Christian life by faith, being led of the Lord, not by good ideas and external earthly reward.