Four Serious Culture Risks and a Solution to Each

Would you trust your organization to a highly-respected Boeing engineer and team leader who could to take your ministry to new heights? Please buckle your seatbelt in case there’s a little turbulence. The Challenge Meet Deborah Limb, Executive VP and COO of Seattle-based CRISTA Ministries, whose mission is to love God by serving people. She’s…

How to Honor Your Employees With A 5-Minute Exercise

It’s called the Honor Chair–four legs, two arms and one fantastic opportunity to affirm the gifts, character and contributions of every person on your team. Learn how this simple five-minute exercise can help take your organizational culture to the next level. The Challenge The story comes from Dawn Pearcy, Director of Organizational Development  at Calvary…

Season 2 Episode 33: How a Healthy Culture Can Impact Your Future // Chris Dolan & Brian Stanton, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Few churches have made a long-term impact on New York City, like Redeemer Presbyterian Church under the leadership of Tim Keller. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio As Redeemer had begun to prepare for Tim Keller’s transition from Senior Pastor,…

5 Culture-Boosting Ideas You Can’t Ignore

How can the serious challenges of a revered church in New York City echo the all-important question: “How do we improve our workplace culture?” The Challenge Imagine your church neighborhood is home to 15 million people. A new lease means the uprooting and resettling of 200 staff. Staff engagement and satisfaction (let alone effectiveness) is literally…

6 Ways to Build Trust Under a New Lead Pastor

When a longtime pastor retires, the elephant in the room is the curious congregation, sizing up the new head of staff and asking, “Can we trust you?” Meet an incoming pastor who answered this question with 6 stellar commitments to his staff and congregation. The Challenge In 2012, Shan Moyers (pronounced “Shawn”) stepped into his unforeseeable…

Season 2 Episode 25: How To Take a Healthy Culture to the Next Level // Paul MacDonald, Crossings Christian School

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Every once in a while, we run across a leader who has helped create such a remarkably flourishing culture, that we have to ask, “How did your people pull it off? How did you do it?” Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in…

The Secret to a Fantastic One-Year Culture Turnaround

How is the overall vibe in your workplace? Be honest. If it’s anywhere less than perfect (or perhaps even slipping downhill), take heart, you’re not alone. Meet a church whose culture had nowhere to go but up. What’s the secret to their one-year turnaround? The Challenge Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, had it all…

Season 2 Episode 22: How To Build a Loving Workplace Culture // Rebekah Layton, Cherry Hills Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Jesus calls us to be all about love. But how do we practically live this out in our workplaces – in what we believe about others, how we treat others, who we hire, and so on? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio…

What Four-Letter Word Can Improve Your Culture?

Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado is experiencing a radical transformation of culture. At the center of the turn-around is a four-letter word that will open your eyes. Rebekah Layton is Cherry Hills’ Executive Pastor. During our recent conversation, it didn’t take long for her to say the all-too-obvious four-letter expression that says…