A Four Step Communication Strategy For Ministry Growth: A Mission India Case Study

Imagine a three-fold increase in the operations and ministry outcomes of your organization in just eight years. Then imagine the enormous workplace stresses that come with such growth. Dave Stravers, president of Mission India, recalls when such pressures began to mount. . . . Challenge: “Doubling our staff, and greatly increasing our specialization of staff…

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,…

Joni and Friends Case Study: Powerful Results Through Integration Management

Your organization can be “pedal to the metal,” and still lurching—if you’re not firing on all cylinders Need: How could Joni and Friends, a revered international ministry that evangelizes and disciples thousands of persons affected by disabilities keep from succumbing to unneeded silos or territorial boundaries, constant (and unsettling surprises) and ensuing mistrust among a…

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…

Building Leadership Cohesion For Change: An Apartment Life Case Study

Vision casting can light a fire, but the dream will smolder in a hurry unless . . . Need: The executive leadership at Apartment Life, a national faith-based organization that places CARES teams in apartment communities to build relationships and community with residents, had just unveiled a new organizational model to its staff in order…

Purposeful Goals, Relationships And Compensation Builds A Flourishing Culture

Fielder Church in Arlington TX is growing in joy and excitement among the staff and congregation. How do you recruit and retain the kind of stellar, gifted people that can make your ministry thrive? The answer, as one executive pastor discovered, may surprise you. Need: Four years ago, Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas was feeling…

Re-Energize Your Team By Implementing Creative Feedback Loops

Aware of morale issues among employees, families and students, plus declining enrollment several years ago, the two top leaders at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee made a valuable discovery. . . . Need: “In a K-12 school like ours of more than 1,600 students from 1,000 families, served by 200 staff, you’re going to…

Building Trust Between Ministry Staff and Constituents Bears Fruit

What if you could increase the level of trust, openness and transparency both in your workplace and with your constituents, simultaneously—in the fun and sun of the great outdoors? Need: Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries was facing three unique challenges at once: 1) meet the state requirements of training and equipping foster and…

How Silo-Busting Builds Unity at C&MA Headquarters

    How a siloed mentality between ministry teams was transformed into a unified approach that’s creating greater Kingdom impact. Problem: Personality-driven differences and a traditional structure had produced a climate in which the Web Office and the core Technology Group of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) found collaboration challenging. Says CFO Ken Baldes,…