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

How Silo-Busting Builds Unity at C&MA Headquarters

    How a siloed mentality between ministry teams was transformed into a unified approach that’s creating greater Kingdom impact. Problem: Personality-driven differences and a traditional structure had produced a climate in which the Web Office and the core Technology Group of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) found collaboration challenging. Says CFO Ken Baldes,…

Christian School Headmaster Reveals Secret to Motivating Employees

How can you motivate employees on the job? The answer, as Chris Harmon, Headmaster for Legacy Christian Academy, a thriving K-12 school in Frisco, Texas, discovered, might inspire you. Need: Each school day, Harmon’s goal, along with each of Legacy’s 85 faculty and staff, is to “Faithfully be the hands and feet of Christ in…

News Flash! Personal Relationships Facilitate Unity: Case Study

Sensing frustration from leaders at its satellite campuses, a Christian university based in Jackson, Mississippi reaches out to make things better —only to receive an Oscar-winning show of thanks in return. Need: Imagine realizing that your practice of emailing policies and directives to your organization’s field offices isn’t working, and that it’s actually distancing you…

Trust In Leadership Facilitates Change

What happens when the world’s largest Christian sports league for kids experiences unprecedented growth? Human Resources Director Priscilla Moore candidly shares the challenging new realities facing Upward Sports. Need: “We’ve moved from a single service, creating Christian-based sport leagues for a half million youth, in 48 states to a shared service platform that now supports…

A Courageous Question That Built Deeper Trust at Crossroads

Is it possible to detect the early-warning signs of frustration on your staff and use them to create a new sense of team unity and ministry effectiveness? What happened at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, California is a story of candid concerns and unanticipated results. Challenge: “We were aware of other churches whose staffs had…

ELIC: Best Christian Workplace of the Decade

English Language Institute/China is recognized for improving  seven years in a row.  This year BCWI celebrates their 10th anniversary and is identifying three organizations that have earned special recognition. English Language Institute/China (ELIC), a non-profit educational organization, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is one of the top organizations surveyed in BCWI’s ten-year history.  Over the…

Phoenix Seminary: The Second of Three Best Christian Workplaces of the Decade

For almost 25 years, Phoenix Seminary, in Phoenix, Arizona, has been training men and women—infusing them with the truth and heart of God so they are equipped to have a worldwide impact. More than 2500 Phoenix Seminary alumni and graduates are serving Jesus Christ in more than 40 countries—in urban centers and rural settings, church…

CCO: The First of 3 Best Christian Workplaces of the Decade.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute recognizes three Ministries of the Decade.  Celebrating their first 10 year anniversary, BCWI is identifying three organizations that have earned special recognition. A Decade of Excellence and Growth: CCO has been on BCWI’s certified list for 10 straight years.  “I am the envy of other CEOs,” says Dan Dupee, President and…