...every church is a distinct culture, formed and nurtured and perpetuated by the ongoing interaction of leaders and congregants. In addition, every church has a life of its own. However, a church is organized with a senior pastor, lead pastor, teaching pastor, rector, or priest, along with associates, curates, elders, deacons directors, and ministry leaders-the leaders guide the organization toward a particular culture. But they are not the only ones who have a say in the matter. The congregation, too, is involved in shaping the culture of the church. Though it is true that leaders lead and thus have a decisive and sometimes overriding voice in the formation of culture, it's more accurate to say that leaders and congregations
form the church's culture together.
Taken from the book: A Church Called TOV p.14