Al Lopus is the Cofounder and CEO at Best Christian Workplaces Institute. He is an organizational culture and leadership consultant, coach, speaker and author.

Season 2 Episode 18: How to Transform Church Culture // Colby Burke, Willow Creek Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Transforming the workplace culture of a Christian ministry is a challenging proposition. Our guest today knows this for a fact, because he’s been a key part of transforming the employee culture of one of the largest, best known churches in the world. Listen in on…

Let These 3 Culture Protectors Work for You

The remarkable near-toxic-to-flourishing culture comeback at Willow Creek Community Church has inspired Christian leaders everywhere. How can the same three proven “culture protectors,” which helped transform Willow’s culture, work for your organization? The Challenge Willow Creek’s “before” story wasn’t pretty. In 2008, bubbling staff tensions with unfocused ministries, stressed budgets, people transitions, and a Great…

Season 2 Episode 17: Why Does Culture Matter? // Gary Schwammlein, Willow Creek Association

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Why does having a healthy staff culture matter? Is it really worth the effort? Does it ultimately impact your organization’s performance? Today’s guest has a fascinating response to this question. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today we have…

Cost of This Priceless Culture Makeover: $0.00

Discover the three zero-cost keys this President and CEO used to radically improve the organization’s culture, and you’ll wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Challenge After years of steady growth, the Willow Creek Association had survived the Great Recession (2008-12). By 2013, the WCA—known for helping Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom…

Episode Encore: 8 Factors of a Flourishing Culture // Al Lopus, BCWI President

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Last week, we announced our new list of 2017 Certified Best Christian Workplaces. In honor of our announcement, we’re replaying this listener favorite episode, where we talk about what it takes to become a Certified organization and what factors define a truly flourishing workplace culture. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in…

Meet the 78 Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2017

More ministry organizations, churches, and Christian-owned business are building healthy cultures than ever before in BCWI’s 15-year history. Congratulations to our newest organizations to receive this distinctive honor! It’s an impressive list to be sure! Each Certified organization models high levels of communication, transparency and trust, making their workplaces among the best, most effective in the world.…

Season 2 Episode 16: How To Align Staff Around Your Mission // Roland Warren, Care Net

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you make sure your entire team is aligned around the same goals and working toward your mission and vision? And why is this important for your workplace culture? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today we’re talking with…

3 Keys to Repair Communication and Revive Your Culture

Read on to learn how a relatively small ministry organization of 28 staff nailed down three essentials to healthy culture that every organization and church can use! The Challenge What do you do, as an organization, if there’s no proven metric that can accurately measure the true condition (including real trouble spots) of your workplace…

Season 2 Episode 15: How To Create a Strategic HR Function // Tyler Hari, Eastview Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How does a church that has a very healthy staff culture go about making it even better? There is nothing normal about Eastview Christian Church other than it’s in . . . Normal, Illinois! Listen to the Audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/bcwinstitute/S2E1520Tyler20Hari20Eastview20Christian20Church.mp3 Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher…

Everyone Wins When A Leader Gets Better

How did an extraordinary church in Normal, Illinois, use the stresses and strains of managing runaway staff growth to revolutionize their culture—and celebrate new ministry impact? The Challenge My recent conversation with Tyler Hari was a dream interview. I give this Executive Pastor of Ministry Operations for Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois a 10.0…