How to Bridge the Racial Divide and Build a Healthy Culture

How did a church staff of 160 that today serves a congregation of 18,000 weekend attendees, move their culture from the lowland swamp of tension and toxicity to the high plateau where trusting colleagues are now laser-focused on transforming their city for Christ? As you’ll see, the answer starts with the head pastor. From 1982-1985, Miles…

Culture as a Strategy for Greater Ministry Impact

Some people don’t realize that the biggest moment of creating a healthy culture doesn’t happen when you actually celebrate your turnaround; it’s realizing you’re suddenly on the cusp of a life-changing transformation. That’s the inspiring, down-to-earth story of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. What can it mean for you and your culture?…

4th Annual BCWI Reader and Listener Survey Results!

We asked for your feedback, and you responded! Result: A better Flourishing Culture Blog and Podcast for you and your teams in 2019! Continuing to deliver what you want! Fresh, proven, practical insights to improve your culture! Timely interviews with wise, experienced Christian leaders! Continued focus on building trust, improved communication and resolving conflict! Real-world…

Toxic to Healthy in a Year: A Powerful Culture Makeover

Great, irresistible stories have a way of telling themselves: SonicAire, a Christian-led company in Winston-Salem has found a way to eliminate “fugitive dust”— dust particles in the ambient air not captured by the filtration systems, dust that, if not captured and disposed of can ignite, explode and destroy entire factories. What’s not to like? First,…

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…