Episode 26: Maintaining Mission Through Ministry Growth // Jesse Casler and David Wasik, HOPE International

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How does a ministry build a flourishing staff culture in the midst of rapid growth? In today’s episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Jesse Casler and David Wasik of HOPE International, a microfinance institution focused on serving the poorest areas in the world. Listen to the Audio   In this…

Humble Leadership + Outstanding Talent = Healthy Growth

What organization doesn’t want to grow? But let’s imagine one better: What if you could increase your organization’s performance and ministry impact in a way that matched and actually solidified your Christ-centered integrity?   I want to let you in on a little secret of how one very humble ministry has done just this by…

Leaders’ Top 10 Wishlist for Workplace Culture

Ken Blanchard famously says, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” That being true, the new BCWI Reader Survey results offers a bowl-full of fresh, practical insights you can begin to apply today. We asked ministry leaders, including top CEOs, senior pastors and executive directors of Christian ministry organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, what they…

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…

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…

Episode 21: How NewSpring Church Built a Flourishing Culture // Jason Moorhead

Welcome to this new audio podcast with Jason Moorhead, Central Development Pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC.  In this episode we discuss how NewSpring created a culture of trust and transparency.  We also discuss their goal of having 100,000 weekend attenders by 2020. Listen how NewSpring has achieved a 93% staff engagement level! Listen to the Podcast   Share…

4 Reasons Behind NewSpring Church’s Flourishing Culture

          If you were offered a comparable job at higher pay would you stay? … Or leave? Recently, when asked this question, 97% of 400 staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina said they would stay (81% Strongly Agree). That finding is consistent with an overwhelming 99% of staff that say…

93% Staff Engagement at NewSpring! What?!

How did NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, grow from a living room Bible study of 8 to its current 35,000 weekend worshipers on ten campuses? Could there be a correlation between NewSpring’s ongoing numeric growth and an overwhelming 93% of its 400 staff are engaged as measured by the Best Christian Workplace survey? Central…

Episode 19: 7 Organizational Values that Create Flourishing Culture // Mike Ash, Next Level Church

Next Level Church in Ft. Myers, Florida has some positive explaining to do about how effective leadership works. How, for instance, did its staff, which recently took the Best Christian Workplaces survey for the first time, score in the 95th percentile as a “flourishing workplace?” And, how do they explain that 96% of their staff…