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…

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…

Season 2 Episode 11: How To Build Trust and Open Communication // Bob Lonac, CRISTA

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can leaders build a culture of trust and open communication? Today, it’s our pleasure to welcome Bob Lonac, President and Chief Executive Officer of CRISTA. The number one strength CRISTA scored on the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey is trust. And right there with trust,…

How to Develop Your Leadership Like Willow Creek

I want to give you one of the clearest, proven links between a flourishing culture and an effective, successful organization: developing outstanding talent. It comes your way today, courtesy of one of the most knowledgeable, respected leaders I know in the area of people management and development. I’d like to introduce you to Tara VanderSande, staff…

Episode Encore: The Process of Culture Transformation // Sue Hood, Willow Creek Community Church

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Willow Creek Community Church and their senior pastor Bill Hybels have been an inspirational model for building a healthy, flourishing culture. Bill has been very public about the transformation of Willow’s staff culture from nearly toxic to highly flourishing. Bill is the first to say, “The culture in any organization will only…

Episode 48: Creating a Culture of Leadership Development // Doug Nuenke, The Navigators

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How do we develop the kind of Christian character that builds a healthy, even flourishing, organizational culture? This is the question we are often asked by executives in Christian organizations who want to build their ministry’s inspirational leadership. Today, we’re going to talk with a leader who looks to answer that…