7 Reasons Healthy Cultures Have More Fun

Fact: Healthy, flourishing organizational cultures are filled with people who know how to have fun. So why be serious about this? The Challenge It’s no laughing matter that every workplace culture has potholes and pitfalls—room for improvement. Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale was no exception. As part of improving their already-flourishing culture, leadership and staff identified…

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…

Season 2 Episode 19: How To Create Core Values That Work // Doug Sauder, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! If you were a new leader in an organization, what would be an important first step to create a healthier culture? Today’s guest started with creating core values to take his church’s culture to the next level. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Join…

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…

Season 2 Episode 18: How to Transform Church Culture // Colby Burke, Willow Creek Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Transforming the workplace culture of a Christian ministry is a challenging proposition. Our guest today knows this for a fact, because he’s been a key part of transforming the employee culture of one of the largest, best known churches in the world. Listen in on…

Season 2 Episode 17: Why Does Culture Matter? // Gary Schwammlein, Willow Creek Association

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Why does having a healthy staff culture matter? Is it really worth the effort? Does it ultimately impact your organization’s performance? Today’s guest has a fascinating response to this question. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today we have…

Season 2 Episode 14: How to Define Your Cultural Distinctives // Kelly O’Donnell, Central Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can clearly defining your church’s distinct culture both transform your team and increase your ministry impact? That’s exactly what happened with the 120-employee staff at Central Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio With us…

Season 2 Episode 12: How To Move Culture from Toxic to Flourishing // Craig Warner, The Gideons International

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! One of the most remarkable cultural transformations we’ve seen comes from one of the oldest and most revered Chrisitan ministries. In the past 6 years, Craig Warner, Executive Director of The Gideons International, has moved their workplace culture from toxic to one that’s very healthy. Today, we’re…

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…