Cultural impact statements needed for every church practice.
Suggest a 'cultural impact statement' for every action of church. Example: We don't wisely handle finances as God tells us, using the whole Bible, He puts us in a culture that doesn't wisely handle finances as God tells us.
[And this could go the other way, from culture to church. A good example: Pagan temples converted to churches under Constantine. A bad one: Feast of the Nativity becomes Santa Claus in stores.]
For the student:
practice of confession and forgiveness,
relative emphases of educating and transforming in worship service,
men and women,
resolution of conflicts... .
Cultural impact statement--look at what is being done, and see what impact it has, in weeks, years, decades, centuries...