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.…

Episode 24: Leadership Development Fuels Growth // Nathan Salsbery, CapinCrouse

In today’s episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Nathan Salsbery from CapinCrouse, a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving mission-focused not-for-profit organizations, churches, and higher education institutions. From 2007 to 2015, CapinCrouse doubled its staff and tripled its number of offices from coast-to-coast. What was driving their rapid growth? In…

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…

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…

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…

Episode 18: Effective Staff Communication // Brian McGowan, Faith Bridge Church

In this episode of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, BCWI President Al Lopus interviews Brian McGowan of Faith Bridge Church. Listen to the Audio   Share the Love If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and…

Episode 17: Millennials – A Chosen Generation // Thom Rainer, Lifeway

The material in this blog post is derived from Thom and Jess Rainer’s book The Millenials: Connection to America’s Largest Generation The title of this article needs some explanation. By Millenials, I am referring to the generation born between the years 1980 and 2000. Although only a small percentage (around 10%) of this generation are…

Episode 15: Building a Trust-Based Staff Culture // John Howard, Howard Publishing

In this episode of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, BCWI President Al Lopus interviews John Howard of Howard Publishing. Listen to the Audio     Share the Love If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and…