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

Defining DNA on a College Campus Builds Collaboration: A Lancaster Bible College Case Study

Just when you think the strength of an organization starts at the top, along comes someone whose storied, transparent leadership shows it’s absolutely, positively true. Challenge Sixteen years ago, Peter Teague became president of Lancaster Bible College, in Lancaster, PA. And while the school enjoyed a reputation for preparing young people for ministry, Teague quickly…

BCWI Announces 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures. The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile. The rich day-to-day relationships and fellowship experienced are particularly meaningful. Results show employees in…

Episode 22: Transparency and Trust Build Culture // Bill Blocker, College of Biblical Studies

Listen to the Audio   Challenge When Bill Blocker became president of College of Biblical Studies in Houston, two goals rose to the top: Articulate the mission And get everyone’s buy in Blocker realized, however, that neither outcome would matter without achieving a third goal—seeing every staff and faculty engaged with passion and energy. Strategy Blocker…

Episode 21: How NewSpring Church Built a Flourishing Culture // Jason Moorhead

Welcome to this new audio podcast with Jason Moorhead, Central Development Pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC.  In this episode we discuss how NewSpring created a culture of trust and transparency.  We also discuss their goal of having 100,000 weekend attenders by 2020. Listen how NewSpring has achieved a 93% staff engagement level! Listen to the Podcast   Share…

Transparency and Trust Build Culture: College of Biblical Studies – Houston Case Study

What president or CEO wouldn’t want to cultivate the kind of transparency and  trust  that can generate staff unity, organizational effectiveness and ministry impact? But what if turbulent events preceding your arrival meant you had to essentially start from a deficit position? Challenge When Bill Blocker came to the College of Biblical Studies in Houston…

4 Reasons Behind NewSpring Church’s Flourishing Culture

          If you were offered a comparable job at higher pay would you stay? … Or leave? Recently, when asked this question, 97% of 400 staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina said they would stay (81% Strongly Agree). That finding is consistent with an overwhelming 99% of staff that say…

93% Staff Engagement at NewSpring! What?!

How did NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, grow from a living room Bible study of 8 to its current 35,000 weekend worshipers on ten campuses? Could there be a correlation between NewSpring’s ongoing numeric growth and an overwhelming 93% of its 400 staff are engaged as measured by the Best Christian Workplace survey? Central…

Creating a Social Covenant Helps Build and Empower Relationships at Gateway Church

The mega-church that’s found a way to create and sustain high levels of trust among its staff of 600 over multiple locations! Challenge: Gateway Church in Dallas regularly receives 26,000 individuals to its five weekend services. Welcoming and integrating this many people into worship and service has increasingly required its staff to work together and…