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…

How To Let the Aroma of Christ Transform Your Culture

It’s one of the most remarkable Christian organizations anywhere: a family of seven distinctive ministries united by a compelling five-word pledge. Preserving that promise is where the story gets interesting. I’d known Bob Lonac, President and CEO of CRISTA near Seattle, for years. And still, when I sat down with Bob, the situation he and…

5 Super-Practical Ways YOUR Culture Can Soar!

Today we’re sharing the surprising story of how a ping-pong table, a series of free lunches and the use of a GoPro camera, kayak or paddleboard (take your pick) transformed one organization’s culture—from teetering on the rocks to soaring off the charts! The Challenge In 1996, Scott Evans founded Outreach, Inc. with an audacious vision to…

3 Takeaways from our Reader Survey to Strengthen Your Culture

We asked for your feedback. And you delivered. Thank you. Clear preferences from this year’s respondents–double the number over last year’s survey—have produced three significant, practical takeaways any organization, church and Christian-owned business can use to create a healthy, flourishing culture that can translate to increased organizational effectiveness. What can these three key findings mean…