Episode 50: Helping Missionaries Thrive // Ken Harder & James Nelson, Global Mapping International

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Cross-cultural mission workers are some of the hardest-working people in the world, facing challenges such as living overseas in a very different culture, often with a family and responsible for raising their own support. And that’s just the start. All of this raises the question, how can we provide the…

Episode 27: Inspiring Life-Giving Work // Brad Meuli, Denver Rescue Mission

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! In today’s episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Brad Meuli, executive director of the Denver Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless. Listen in to find out how the Mission is as much a ministry to its employees as it is to those they…

Episode 25: Creating Meaningful Employment // Dace Starkweather, Glen Eyrie

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! When a new leader comes into an organization and finds that the culture is not so healthy, what do they do? In today’s episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Dace Starkweather from Glen Eyrie, a Tudor-style castle that houses a renowned retreat and conference center as part of The Navigators in Colorado Springs.…

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…

Developing Christ-First Leaders: A CRISTA Case Study

Need: When he became President & CEO of CRISTA Ministries in 2006, Bob Lonac faced a tall task: developing the necessary leadership to sustain and grow CRISTA’s seven distinct ministries for today and for the next generation. His startlingly simple approach proved successful and adaptable for ministry organizations of virtually any size. Strategy: “At CRISTA,…

How Squeezing a Pig Builds Staff Well-being: A Chrisitan Veterinary Mission Case Study

Building a high level of spiritual well-being in your team may take a variety of shapes and sounds. Need: Strong, productive leadership teams are not immune from stress, as Kit Flowers, DVM, and President of Christian Veterinary Missions, experienced recently: “Our regular staff workloads, combined with the outside pressures of a family illness or death,…

How Transparent Relatinships Help Build Flourishing Cultures: A Church Web Works Case Study

Can you see how transparency and honesty changed this workplace for the better? True Story: It’s 2001, and you’re in a brisk start-up business, when suddenly your venture capital vanishes. Quicker than you can say “pink slip” you and your colleagues are jobless. That was the day Gavin Fysh and two fellow software engineers asked…