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

BCWI Announces 2014 Best Christian Workplaces

Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 48 distinguished organizations have earned Certification as Best Christian Workplaces for 2014. Each year since 2003, BCWI recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that employee engagement results from a flourishing culture and drives positive ministry outcomes. Certified Best Christian Workplaces span the globe and represent all facets of ministries from…

Episode 19: 7 Organizational Values that Create Flourishing Culture // Mike Ash, Next Level Church

Next Level Church in Ft. Myers, Florida has some positive explaining to do about how effective leadership works. How, for instance, did its staff, which recently took the Best Christian Workplaces survey for the first time, score in the 95th percentile as a “flourishing workplace?” And, how do they explain that 96% of their staff…

A Four Step Communication Strategy For Ministry Growth: A Mission India Case Study

Imagine a three-fold increase in the operations and ministry outcomes of your organization in just eight years. Then imagine the enormous workplace stresses that come with such growth. Dave Stravers, president of Mission India, recalls when such pressures began to mount. . . . Challenge: “Doubling our staff, and greatly increasing our specialization of staff…

Develop Your Leaders Through 360 Feedback: An FCA Case Study

“Without learning and growing, leaders die in terms of their effectiveness.” –Ken Blanchard, Best-selling author, The One-Minute Manager; Founder, Lead Like Jesus For Ken Williams, Executive Vice President and CAO for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, leadership development is not just a matter of life and death. It’s much more important than that. One day, three…

Developing Christ-First Leaders: A CRISTA Case Study

Need: When he became President & CEO of CRISTA Ministries in 2006, Bob Lonac faced a tall task: developing the necessary leadership to sustain and grow CRISTA’s seven distinct ministries for today and for the next generation. His startlingly simple approach proved successful and adaptable for ministry organizations of virtually any size. Strategy: “At CRISTA,…

Announcing 2013 Best Christian Workplaces: Employee Engagement Is Improving in Christian Workplaces.

Experiencing meaning and purpose in their work, employees in Christian organizations are witnessing higher levels of engagement than last year. “Our research indicates engagement levels of employees have improved to 53.6% vs. 47% a year ago” according to Al Lopus, President of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. “This improvement indicates the importance of employee engagement…

Joni and Friends Case Study: Powerful Results Through Integration Management

Your organization can be “pedal to the metal,” and still lurching—if you’re not firing on all cylinders Need: How could Joni and Friends, a revered international ministry that evangelizes and disciples thousands of persons affected by disabilities keep from succumbing to unneeded silos or territorial boundaries, constant (and unsettling surprises) and ensuing mistrust among a…

How Squeezing a Pig Builds Staff Well-being: A Chrisitan Veterinary Mission Case Study

Building a high level of spiritual well-being in your team may take a variety of shapes and sounds. Need: Strong, productive leadership teams are not immune from stress, as Kit Flowers, DVM, and President of Christian Veterinary Missions, experienced recently: “Our regular staff workloads, combined with the outside pressures of a family illness or death,…