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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: November, 2017
Nov 27, 2017

What is the future of your workplace going to look like? Suppose you could get a glimpse of what tomorrow looks like, today? The answer has a lot to do with one, big trend in the workplace environment that’s already present.

This trend has to do with Outstanding Talent.

Outstanding Talent is one of the eight critical factors that shape and sustain every healthy-to-flourishing workplace culture, including yours.

Outstanding Talent involves attracting, retaining, promoting and rewarding highly capable people on your team.

Most importantly, Outstanding Talent intersects directly with what I would call the current mega-trend of the virtual workplace and the new world of virtual assistants.

With unemployment at near record lows and with the capabilities of new technologies in full swing, the trend of the virtual workplace is now in high gear.

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Shannon Miles, CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY. BELAY’s mission is to glorify God by providing solutions that equip their clients with the confidence to climb higher. Shannon was an early adopter of the virtual assistant model. In 2010, she and her husband, Bryan, were inspired to found BELAY--providing virtual support to busy leaders.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e17-shannon-miles-belay

Nov 20, 2017

At some point, every church will face the inevitable challenge of transitioning from an outgoing pastor to a new pastor. This reality begs the question, “What is essential to successful pastoral succession—especially as its bound to affect the church’s workplace?”

Our guest, today, is a national leader in this area, and he’s going to give you some valuable, practical wisdom you need to know. His name is William Vanderbloemen, the Founder and CEO of the Vanderbloemen Search Group in Houston.

William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.

William is regularly invited to speak across the country in both church services and as a resource to churches and conferences on leadership. His book Next: Pastoral Succession That Works on effective pastoral leadership and succession was released through Baker Books in September 2014, and his book Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook was released through B&H Books in June 2016.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e16-william-vanderbloemen

Nov 13, 2017

We believe having a healthy culture for a Christian organization is an end in itself. But we also believe when a ministry has a healthy culture it creates the conditions necessary for growth. What lessons about how to build a healthy culture can a global mission-sending agency teach the rest of us?

The answer, I believe, can be seen inside the culture of East-West International Ministries. In the past five years, East-West has doubled the number of missionaries they send overseas from 100 to 200. Clearly, that’s a sign of a growing, healthy culture. I want you to hear the full story, so let me set the context for what you’re about to hear.

The setting is Dallas, Texas, site of the Great Commission Community at the 2017 Mission Leaders Conference hosted by Missio Nexus. Missio Nexus is the largest association of Great Commission churches and organizations in North America. At the conference, I had the pleasure to speak to a group of mission leaders about the proven approach of the Best Christian Workplace Institute to help Christian organizations, churches and businesses grow their culture.

What you’re about to hear is an open conversation between myself, Dave Gibson, EVP of Field Ministries, and Jessica Garrett, Human Resources Director, both from East-West Ministries International.

I invite you to listen and learn, along with me.

Find full show notes here  http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e15-jessica-garrett-dave-gibson-east-west

Nov 6, 2017

I think we can all agree that organizational growth is a good thing. Yet, growth can be both a gift and a huge challenge. Today, we’re going to learn how one church has paid attention to the challenges of the continual growth to build a healthier church. By building healthier culture, this church is poised to make a greater overall ministry impact.

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Josh Patterson. Josh is Lead Pastor of Ministry Leadership at The Village Church, which has five campuses in the greater Dallas area. Josh has written a book called, Creature of the Word. It’s a book that lays out the Scripture-based beauty of a Jesus-centered church and how to go about actually forming Jesus-centered church.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e14-josh-patterson-the-village-church

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