5 Action Steps to Transform Your Culture’s Health in 1 Year

If you worked hard to change the health of your staff culture, how much improvement could you expect to see in one year? The Challenge Community Christian Church began in 1991 in Naperville, Illinois, with five friends just out of college who wanted to start an impact church that would reproduce itself and be the…

Could These 7 Core Values Help Save Your Culture?

The senior pastor of an 18,000-member church suddenly resigns. A bomb goes off: Shock and disbelief hit. Trust is shaken. Attendance and giving drop 20 percent. As the newly-appointed pastor, what do you do? How do you respond when the unity of the congregation, the health of the staff, the life of the church itself are…

Let These 3 Culture Protectors Work for You

The remarkable near-toxic-to-flourishing culture comeback at Willow Creek Community Church has inspired Christian leaders everywhere. How can the same three proven “culture protectors,” which helped transform Willow’s culture, work for your organization? The Challenge Willow Creek’s “before” story wasn’t pretty. In 2008, bubbling staff tensions with unfocused ministries, stressed budgets, people transitions, and a Great…

Cost of This Priceless Culture Makeover: $0.00

Discover the three zero-cost keys this President and CEO used to radically improve the organization’s culture, and you’ll wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Challenge After years of steady growth, the Willow Creek Association had survived the Great Recession (2008-12). By 2013, the WCA—known for helping Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom…

Meet the 78 Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2017

More ministry organizations, churches, and Christian-owned business are building healthy cultures than ever before in BCWI’s 15-year history. Congratulations to our newest organizations to receive this distinctive honor! It’s an impressive list to be sure! Each Certified organization models high levels of communication, transparency and trust, making their workplaces among the best, most effective in the world.…

3 Keys to Repair Communication and Revive Your Culture

Read on to learn how a relatively small ministry organization of 28 staff nailed down three essentials to healthy culture that every organization and church can use! The Challenge What do you do, as an organization, if there’s no proven metric that can accurately measure the true condition (including real trouble spots) of your workplace…

Everyone Wins When A Leader Gets Better

How did an extraordinary church in Normal, Illinois, use the stresses and strains of managing runaway staff growth to revolutionize their culture—and celebrate new ministry impact? The Challenge My recent conversation with Tyler Hari was a dream interview. I give this Executive Pastor of Ministry Operations for Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois a 10.0…

What is “God’s Unique Fingerprint” for Your Organization?

For Central Christian Church in Phoenix, Arizona, it was one of those “moment of truth” opportunities that caused leadership to hold their breath. The best part is what happened next . . . The Challenge Kelly O’ Donnell, Central’s Executive Director, reveals what was at stake: “We were growing in numbers, and yet we could…