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…

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…

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…