How Authentic Conversations Can Change Hearts for Christ

For the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, creating a healthy, flourishing culture has literally become a pursuit of Olympic Game proportion in which every staff member is challenged to share the love of Christ. The Challenge Surprised, astonished, and more than a little concerned. That’s how Dr. Bill Blocker, President of the College of Biblical…

The Investment Your Ministry Can’t Afford NOT to Make

In 2002, Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) was jolted by some very positive news: their employees loved working there! But where could they strategically invest to take this thriving college campus ministry to the next level? It’s an investment that has paid off, not in just in dollars, but in lives touched for Christ. The…

Closing the Geographic Gap for Remote Teams

How did 16 regional fundraisers from HOPE International, each working from remote offices, increase annual giving by an average of 17 percent? (The answer may surprise you.) These results are the byproduct of creating a culture of healthy communication, one of our 8 factors of a flourishing workplace, and implementing it consistently, clearly and creatively, regardless of…

8 Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

It’s easy to recognize a flourishing workplace. It is a culture of growing mutual trust, transparency and unity. Top to bottom, it’s a culture where people look forward to coming to work every day because they feel so engaged. It’s a culture where everyone is working together because they not only believe in the organization’s…

Moving Your Culture From Toxic to Healthy

In 2011, Craig Warner, Executive Director for The Gideons International, winced at a report confirming the organization’s culture was flat-out toxic. He’ll spare you the gory details in exchange for sharing an even better story. Challenge Astute, aware and involved soon after settling in at the ministry’s international headquarters in Nashville, Warner admitted, “I knew…

Three Ingredients for a Well Run Ministry

Two different management strategies: The first believes in getting things done through other people. The second helps people exercise their spiritual gifts and natural abilities. Which one is best for your organization? Insight: Over the past several years, Compassion Canada has experienced 20% annual growth, while giving new promise and purpose to 1.4 million children…