Closing the Geographic Gap for Remote Teams

How did 16 regional fundraisers from HOPE International, each working from remote offices, increase annual giving by an average of 17 percent? (The answer may surprise you.) These results are the byproduct of creating a culture of healthy communication, one of our 8 factors of a flourishing workplace, and implementing it consistently, clearly and creatively, regardless of…

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 23: Creating the DNA of a Flourishing Culture // Dr. Peter Teague, Lancaster Bible College

Welcome to this edition of our Flourishing Culture Podcast Series titled, Creating the DNA for a Flourishing Culture at Lancaster Bible College.  In this episode, join Dr. Peter Teague and I as we discuss how he has led Lancaster Bible College to become a flourishing Best Christian Workplace. Listen to the Audio   Share the Love…

Defining DNA on a College Campus Builds Collaboration: A Lancaster Bible College Case Study

Just when you think the strength of an organization starts at the top, along comes someone whose storied, transparent leadership shows it’s absolutely, positively true. Challenge Sixteen years ago, Peter Teague became president of Lancaster Bible College, in Lancaster, PA. And while the school enjoyed a reputation for preparing young people for ministry, Teague quickly…

Episode 22: Transparency and Trust Build Culture // Bill Blocker, College of Biblical Studies

Listen to the Audio   Challenge When Bill Blocker became president of College of Biblical Studies in Houston, two goals rose to the top: Articulate the mission And get everyone’s buy in Blocker realized, however, that neither outcome would matter without achieving a third goal—seeing every staff and faculty engaged with passion and energy. Strategy Blocker…

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…

Transparency and Trust Build Culture: College of Biblical Studies – Houston Case Study

What president or CEO wouldn’t want to cultivate the kind of transparency and  trust  that can generate staff unity, organizational effectiveness and ministry impact? But what if turbulent events preceding your arrival meant you had to essentially start from a deficit position? Challenge When Bill Blocker came to the College of Biblical Studies in Houston…

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…