The Secret to a Fantastic One-Year Culture Turnaround

How is the overall vibe in your workplace? Be honest. If it’s anywhere less than perfect (or perhaps even slipping downhill), take heart, you’re not alone. Meet a church whose culture had nowhere to go but up. What’s the secret to their one-year turnaround? The Challenge Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, had it all…

How To Onboard Every New Hire for Success

It’s one of the best onboarding strategies for new employees I’ve ever come across—for two reasons: First, it works incredibly well for the organization that created it. And second, because it’s so grounded and applicable to any type and size of ministry organization, this highly effective onboarding strategy can work for you too. Here’s why.…

What Four-Letter Word Can Improve Your Culture?

Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado is experiencing a radical transformation of culture. At the center of the turn-around is a four-letter word that will open your eyes. Rebekah Layton is Cherry Hills’ Executive Pastor. During our recent conversation, it didn’t take long for her to say the all-too-obvious four-letter expression that says…

Season 2 Episode 21: How To Create Serious Culture Change // Jenn Repaci, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you make significant changes in your workplace culture? Action planning and follow up is one key element. This is where the rubber really meets the road if you’re serious about building a healthy, flourishing culture. But not too serious, as today’s podcast is not only informative…

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…

Let These 3 Culture Protectors Work for You

The remarkable near-toxic-to-flourishing culture comeback at Willow Creek Community Church has inspired Christian leaders everywhere. How can the same three proven “culture protectors,” which helped transform Willow’s culture, work for your organization? The Challenge Willow Creek’s “before” story wasn’t pretty. In 2008, bubbling staff tensions with unfocused ministries, stressed budgets, people transitions, and a Great…

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…