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The Flourishing Culture Podcast

Welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast, brought to you by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Each week, we bring you timely, transformative truths from the Christian workplace you can use to build a flourishing culture and a thriving organization. Listen in as Al Lopus, President of BCWI, conducts interviews with Best Christian Workplace leaders. Learn more at www.bcwinstitute.org.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.” We couldn’t agree more with this principle, and today’s guest is a living example of it. Time and again, we’ve seen that building a culture of trust not only improves employees’ daily workplace experience, but even leads to increased productivity and thus ministry impact.

Today, we're talking with Barry Slauenwhite, president of Compassion Canada, who has served there since 1983. Over the past several years, Compassion Canada has experienced 20% annual growth, while giving new promise and purpose to 1.4 million children around the world.

Barry has very intentionally created a culture of trust and integrity by casting a vision for the company’s culture and then enforcing it relentlessly. He demonstrates trustworthiness and demands it in his employees, and today’s discussion is jam-packed with wisdom from a humble leader.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/42-barry-slauenwhite-compassion-canada

Apr 18, 2016

When the staff of Gateway Church in Dallas grew 25% in one year, there was good reason for excitement—and well-founded concern. As its ministry grew, something changed. Gateway realized if they kept adding staff without protecting their DNA, the culture they loved would be diluted.

Today we have the pleasure of talking with associate senior pastor Allan Kelsey, who shares how Gateway put rubber to the road to maintain their cultural DNA in the face of tremendous growth. Tune in to our talk today to learn a couple of the key practices that have helped Gateway create a healthy culture and become a Certified Best Christian Workplace:

  • Making a commitment to continuing education
  • Intentionally investing in and empowering staff relationships

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/41-allan-kelsey-gateway-church

Apr 11, 2016

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Recently, we asked ministry CEOs and senior pastors what topics they would enjoy and value most on our podcast. You know what they told us? The top leaders in Christian organizations said they wanted to learn more about developing their own spiritual life and how it impacts their leadership. And that’s why we think you’re going to enjoy today’s guest.

Today, it’s our pleasure to talk with Elisa Morgan. We first met Elisa when she was the president of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, a role she served in for 20 years.  MOPS was certified as a Best Christian Workplace, and Elisa was one of our “Outstanding Leaders” as she led MOPS in its growth from 350 to more than 4,000 groups around the world.

After ‘retiring’ from MOPS, Elisa has continued to influence and mentor leaders in ministry.  She has served on the Boards of ECFA and Denver Seminary. She’s a sought-after speaker, radio show co-host, on-line magazine publisher, and author of over twenty-five books on spiritual formation, evangelism and mothering.

Listen in as Elisa shares about her own personal journey of spiritual growth, and how she learned to lead authentically – deficit-to-deficit – allowing God to use her brokenness.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/40-elisa-morgan-mops-international.

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