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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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Sep 16, 2019

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Jason Rachels who is Head of School at Calvary Christian Academy in St. Lauderdale, Florida.

Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4e25-jason-rachels/

Sep 9, 2019

What we’re going to talk about is one of the most significant, relevant issues before us right now in the workplace culture.

The issue is sexual harassment in the workplace.

My guest has something to say about this that can help bring you to a new awareness and immense practical implications for where you work.

With that, I want to welcome in Christine Talbot, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, World Vision U.S. Christine, welcome to our podcast.

Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-christine-talbot

Aug 19, 2019

I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite some time. That’s because our guest today on the Flourishing Culture Podcast is Joni Eareckson Tada.  As many of you may know, Joni is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends.

Founded in 1979, Joni and Friends has been built on Biblical truth and the foundation of Jesus Christ. The organization is about advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world.

Joni and Friends is answering the call in the Gospel of Luke 14, "invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed...make them come in so my house will be full."

Joni and Friends began conducting staff engagement surveys of their staff in 2005 and for all 13 years have been certified a Best Christian Workplace.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e20-joni-eareckson-tada

Jul 15, 2019

Our research tells us that spiritual leadership is a key aspect of creating an effective team in churches and Christian organizations.

What are the best practices for leaders to cultivate a vibrant spirituality, both in their personal lives and on their leadership teams? And is your team experiencing a vibrant spirituality?

To help us with this topic today, we have the pleasure of visiting with The Rev. Dr. Steve Macchia:

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2-e23-steve-macchia-leadership-transformations

Jun 17, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is one of the eight proven drivers of a healthy, flouring workplace culture. What my guest is going to share will help you step back and revisit your organization’s current compensation plan so you can see what’s working and where you can improve.

With that, I want to welcome in my guest, Tara VanderSande, Senior Consultant for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Tara, I’m so glad you can join us here as part of our new, ongoing series on “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e23-tara-vandersande/

Jun 10, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is all about providing tangible resources in return for the service your employees provide. My guest has some wonderful stories and practical strategies that can speak to your own compensation plan and how it can strengthen your organization’s workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in my guest, Scott Wiggins, Director of Staff for Pinelake Church, a thriving multisite church in the greater Jackson, Mississippi area. Scott, I’m so glad you can join us here as part of our new, ongoing series on “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e22-scott-wiggins/

Jun 3, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is all about providing tangible resources in return for the service an employee provides. How you actually do this can boost or diminish the health of your workplace culture.

My guest, today, is an expert at helping Christian leaders and organizations create effective Rewarding Compensation programs. In the next few minutes, her leadership, and experience are going to translate into some very practical strategies you and your teams can use to improve and strengthen your workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in Giselle Jenkins, Director for Consulting Services for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4-ep21-giselle-jenkins/

May 27, 2019

Today, were going to look at Uplifting Growth, which is the fourth in the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.   

Uplifting Growth is all about improving the performance of individuals, groups and the overall organization  

My guest, today, knows Uplifting Growth inside and out. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture. 

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership based near Vancouver, Canada but developing Christian leaders in both US and Canada. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e20-steve-brown/

May 20, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Uplifting Growth, which is the fourth in the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Uplifting Growth is all about improving the performance of individuals, groups and the overall organization.

My guest, today, knows Uplifting Growth inside and out. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e19-jeff-lockyer/

May 13, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we look at the fourth of the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model. We call it Uplifting Growth, and my guest has plenty to share with you about why Uplifting Growth is a critical driver to help improve—and even transform–your workplace culture.  

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Rob McKenna, Founder, and CEO of WiLD Leaders, creator of the WiLD TOOLKIT and Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University 

Rob has been recently named one of the top 30 Industrial-Organizational Psychology today and featured in Forbes.  

Rob, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.   

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s418-rob-mckenna/

May 6, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”  

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we look at the fourth of the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model. We call it Uplifting Growth, and my guest has plenty to share with you about how Uplifting Growth is a critical driver to help improve—and even transform--your workplace culture.    

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Marvin Williams, Lead Pastor of Trinity Church, in Lansing, Michigan. 

Marvin, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e17-marvin-williams/

Apr 22, 2019

Outstanding Talent is the third of the eight culture drivers that make up BCWI’s FLOURISH Model. And Outstanding Talent is the focus in our new, ongoing series called “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

As a brief reminder, “Outstanding Talent is all about an organization having highly qualified people with the necessary calling, character, competence, chemistry and contribution that lead to the kind of high performance needed to help an organization meet their goals and make a significant mission impact."

My guest well knows the importance of Outstanding Talent. I want to welcome Robert Bortins, Jr., CEO of Classical Conversations based in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Classical Conversations is leading the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e15-robert-bortins-jr/

Apr 15, 2019

Outstanding Talent is the third of the eight culture drivers that make up BCWI’s FLOURISH Model. And Outstanding Talent is the focus in our new, ongoing series called “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

As a brief reminder, “Outstanding Talent is all about an organization having highly qualified people with the necessary calling, character, competence, chemistry and contribution that lead to the kind of high performance needed to help an organization meet their goals and make a significant mission impact."

My guest knows all about Outstanding Talent. I want to welcome Dan Busby, President of ECFA, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, based in Winchester, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Dan, I’m so glad you can join us. Welcome to our podcast, today.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e14-dan-busby/

Apr 1, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up, what we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we take a look at  Outstanding Talent. In the next few minutes, my guest is going to share the four important elements of Outstanding Talent that are absolutely necessary if you want to improve the health your workplace culture. 

Today, we have the pleasure otalking with Giselle Jenkins, our Director of Consulting Services at the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.    

Hi Giselle, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e12-giselle-jenkins/

Mar 25, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  In the next few minutes, you’ll see how The FLOURISH Model is key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

So far, we’ve looked at Fantastic Teams and Life-Giving Work, the first two of the eight drivers that make up what we call The FLOURISH Model 

The third culture driver is called Outstanding Talent, and my guest has plenty to share with you about how Outstanding Talent help improve—and even contribute to the transformationof your workplace culture 

Here, to kick off next several weeks when we’ll be focusing on Outstanding Talent.  

I want to bring in Tara VanderSande.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e11-tara-vandersande/

Mar 18, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  In the next few minutes, you’ll see how The FLOURISH Model is key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

In this podcast, we look at the second of the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model. The second culture driver is called Life-Giving Work, and my guest has plenty to share with you about how Life-Giving Work is a key driver to help improve—and even transform--your workplace culture.  

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Vann EllisonCEO of  St. Matthew’s House, in Naples Florida.    

Vann, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4-e9-vann-ellison/

Mar 4, 2019

Each week in this series, we’re bringing you great stories, practical insights and biblical wisdom from some of today’s top Christian leaders, all designed to help you build and sustain a healthy, flourishing workplace. 

That’s our goal, as we take you through the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model, the cornerstone of BCWI’s global consulting work with more than 1,000 Christian organizations in the U.S., Canada, and around the world.  

Today, we look at the second, critical driver in The FLOURISH Model called Life-Giving Work. 

My guest, today, exemplifies the meaning of Life-Giving Work. Bob Lonac, Retired President and CEO of CRISTA, based in the Seattle suburb of Shoreline, Washington, it’s a delight to have you as part of our new, continuing podcast series.  

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e7-bob-lonac/

Feb 25, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you close up look at each of the eight factors that make up what we call The FLOURISH Model. As we go along, you’ll see how each of these eight culture drivers can help every leader, every team, and every organization—from the executive suite to the mail room--build a better, healthier workplace where people flourish, and love to coming  to work.  

Today, we look at the first of these eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model.  

The first driver of every flourishing workplace culture is Fantastic Teams.     

To give you the best of the best insights, practices and advantages of Fantastic Teams, I want to welcome my guest, Cary Humphries.   

Cary is the Central Region Director for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. He’s a former Chief Operating Officer for the Navigators and has 30 years of sales and management experience with Cargill Incorporated, a leading global agriculture company. He’s got a ton of good insights about how Fantastic Teams are vital to the health of your workplace culture.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e6-cary-humphries-bcwi/

Feb 18, 2019

Today, we’re doing something a little different I think will be fun. Our guest, today, is a very popular and respected leader, Steve Macchia. Steve is well-known author, and founder and  president of Leadership Transformations in Lexington, Massachusetts. What Steve has to share with us today about thriving, fantastic teams is pure gold. 

Steve is going to share with us the five vital leadership traits of becoming a healthy team.   

And what makes this podcast a little different, is that you, the listener, get to eavesdrop on a previous conversation with Steve. We’ve chosen the best of the best from this popular interview where Steve really puts his finger on what goes into productive, life-giving teams in a church, a parachurch organizationand a Christian-led company.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e5-steve-macchia/

 

Feb 4, 2019

Today, we have the pleasure of talking to Mike Cole, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer at  CRISTA Ministries in the Seattle area. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e3-mike-cole/

Jan 28, 2019

Today we have the pleasure of talking about the recently published  list and what it means to be certified as a best christian workplace and provide some examples of what differentiates these organizations.    

 To help us identify some of the key takeaways, I am being joined by Tara VanderSande.  Many of you know Tara as she is one of our popular guests on the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  But today we are turning the tables and she is going to interview me.

Hi Tara, and welcome to our podcast, today.   

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/leaders-capitali…tara-vandersande/

Jan 21, 2019

Today we have the pleasure of visiting with a revered Christian leader who’s going to give you some of the best lessons and winning plans for how a Flourishing staff culture can work for you and your teams AND improve your overall ministry impact.

With me today is Jim TomberlinFounder and CEO of MultiSite Solutions. Based in Colorado Springs, MultiSite Solutions helps churches develop and implement customized multisite, merger and movement strategies.

Jim began his multisite church journey in the mid-1990s when he was the senior pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel. Since 2005 he has been consulting and coaching churches in developing and implementing multi-campus strategies. He is the author of multiple books, including 125 Tips for MultiSite Churches, Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work, and Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting and Giga-Church World.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4-e2-jim-tomberlin/

Jan 14, 2019

Hello and thanks for joining us on the Flourishing Culture Podcast!  If you’re in leadership of a church, a parachurch organization, or a Christian-led business, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s why: 

This is the first segment of a special, new series called “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”  

Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or you’re a loyal listener, the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture” reveals the eight proven drivers of a flourishing culture that can take your organization to the next level.

Well, let’s get started. I want to welcome in my colleague, BCWI Director for Consulting Services, Giselle Jenkins. Giselle and I are going to unlock each of the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing  Culture. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e1-giselle-jenkins/

Jan 7, 2019

Today I’m reminded of “It’s a Wonderful Life", a trend-setting film, way ahead of its time. When it comes to trends, I appreciate what Director Frank Capra said, “Don’t follow trends, start trends.” 

 In the next few minutes I want to give you seven workplace trends that organizations are likely to start in 2019.  

To help me with this, I’ve asked Mark Cutshall, our writer on the Flourishing Culture Podcast, to join me as our guest host. Welcome, Mark.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e59-workplace-trends-2019/

Dec 17, 2018

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Miles McPherson, Lead Pastor, of The Rock Churchmulti-site congregation with five campuses in San Diego. 

Hi Miles, and welcome to our podcast, today.   

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e58-miles-mcpherson/

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