How to Run a Ministry That’s Effective in the Marketplace

Can building a healthier culture actually strengthen your Christian witness and improve your bottom line at the same time? The answer is tucked inside the remarkable story, below. The Challenge In 2004, Vann Ellison, the incoming CEO for St. Matthew’s House, in Naples Florida, quickly knew the organization that helps lift people out of poverty,…

3 Keys to Becoming a Spiritually Authentic Leader

“The most dynamic spiritual leaders know they are both saint and sinner.” These opening words from one of  Steve Macchia’s latest books, Broken and Whole: A Leader’s Path to Spiritual Transformation, might be another way to say, “Warning: brokenness, belovedness and blessing ahead.” Spoiler alert: Coming to terms with these three godly realities might well take you…

Why Prayer is a Remarkable Tool for Culture Breakthrough

Good-tempered leaders invigorate lives; they’re like spring rain and sunshine. (Proverbs 16:15, The Message). These words describe Barry Slauenwhite, President and CEO of Compassion Canada, to a tee. Yet, as he admits today, it took a thunderclap of awareness, along with God’s grace, for him to fully appreciate the powerful link between faithful prayer and…

Flourishing Culture: The Greatest Contributor to Fulfilling Your Ministry Calling!

In our recent interview, Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, revealed how his personal, ministry journey led him to a striking conviction about the importance of building a healthy, flourishing culture. I hope you enjoy Jeff’s inspiring, first person story. — Al Lopus “In the past 15 years I’ve…

Unlock Your Leadership with a 360 Review: Church Pastor Case Study

What if the clear, constructive feedback of your colleagues could unlock your untapped leadership strengths to help take your organization to the next level. Joel Engle has seen this come true in ways he never imagined. 360 Advantages Joel is Lead Pastor of Preaching & Vision/Elder at ChangePoint Church, a robust and growing main campus…

6 Big Wins! Why You Can’t Ignore This Church Culture Rebound

Transforming the workplace culture of a church denomination’s headquarters is a challenge like no other. That’s why this brief turn-around story is impossible to ignore. The Challenge In Fall 2011, the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey revealed the cultural health of the 120-member staff of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denominational headquarters was in critical condition.…