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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, Cofounder & Board Chair of BCWI conducts interviews with leaders. Learn more at www.bcwinstitute.org.
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Nov 21, 2022

Are you wondering how to facilitate the transformation of your organization? This episode is about a transformational leader who is guiding positive change in a difficult environment—that's Christian education. Listen to this conversation with Steve Mason, the president of LeTourneau University.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e37drstevendmason

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Nov 14, 2022

The term liminal space means a threshold. It's what you do when you’re in a season of transition, in a time of waiting and when you don't know the future. We all face transitions in life, in our leadership, in our organizations, and even in our families. Jon DeWaal, founder of Liminal Space highlighted some ways to move through a transition season in a thoughtful, meaningful process.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/jondewaal

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Nov 7, 2022

If you were the new CEO of an organization that's only a year from bankruptcy with a staff that's not engaged, what would you do? Reverend Jeremy Montgomery is the President and CEO of Philly House, the second-oldest rescue mission in the United States. Listen to learn the steps he took to quickly move from toxic to flourishing.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e35jeremymontgomery

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Oct 31, 2022

What are the values that help your organization's impact grow? Well today, we'll hear from Justin Miller, CEO of Untold, who has seen his organization's impact explode in just fifteen years since founding it. Listen in to learn how he, his team, and board have built a ministry to help others flourish.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e34justinmiller

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Oct 24, 2022

Do you wonder what it would take to turn a culture from toxic to flourishing? Today, we talk with a leader who did just that.

Today’s podcast touches the heart of why we do what we do at Best Christian Workplaces.  Our conversation is with a leader whose work is all about facilitating the transformation of at-risk kids, aged 5 to 17.   

When he joined the organization, he was faced with fixing a toxic workplace with disengaged employees. Our conversation is about how he moved their workplace from toxic to flourishing. We know it isn’t easy to transform a workplace, but it’s worth the effort when you get to see your employees flourish and deepen their commitment to the mission and vision of your organization, particularly when kids are involved.   

I’m delighted to welcome Ron Riley, Executive Director of Cookson Hills. Ron has been with Cookson Hills, a children’s home in Northeast Oklahoma, now for three years.  

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e33ronriley

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Oct 17, 2022

Are skinny jeans and fog machines at the heart of your church's growth strategy? Well, who are you turning to for help? And what are the best strategies for growth? Today's show with pastor and author, Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, answers your questions. Listen in as he fans the flame to renew your calling to finish the work that you have received.

Serving as a pastor or church leader has never been easy. But recent data show a high level of fatigue and discouragement among pastors – and many are leaving the ministry.  In fact, in a recent survey, Barna Research says that 38% of pastors have thought about quitting full-time ministry in the past year.   

How can you as a pastor or Christian leader find renewed passion for your calling, and regular refreshment, so you aren’t serving on empty? 

Today’s podcast will highlight ways to fan the flame of the calling God has placed in you, so you can continue to serve.  

I’m delighted to welcome Jim Cymbala, Pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle. Jim has been a pastor for more than 50 years, and along with leading Brooklyn Tabernacle, he has a heart for encouraging and equipping other pastors. His most recent book is Fan the Flame 

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e32jimcymbala

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Oct 10, 2022

Leaders we've all been through a few storms these past couple of years and none of us are sure that they're even over. So how do we deal with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, anger, and even fear? Listen in as we talk with a leader and author about how to be focused and energized in our leadership.

Church leaders have come through several difficult years, having to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. Some of you are discouraged, tired, or disappointed and need a fresh vision to move forward. In the midst of this season, we affirm that God is still God, and he still walks with us. In today's episode, we will have an honest conversation about struggles you may face as a leader. My hope is that this time will encourage you with a renewed sense of God’s presence with you.  

I’m delighted to welcome Jarrett Stephens, Senior Pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church, and the author of The Always God. Jarrett has more than 20 years of ministry experience and is a seasoned leader. He is committed to bringing a message of hope that our God never changes, even when we live through chaotic times. 

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e31jarrettstephens

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Oct 3, 2022

Are you finding it difficult to attract and retain your best people? Well, today's conversation is with a leader whose organization has low turnover because of a flourishing workplace culture. Listen in as he describes five initiatives that contribute to their workplace health.

How do you as a leader foster an environment of innovation in your organization? What role does inspirational leadership and an atmosphere of trust play in creating space for flourishing? In today's episode, we’ll learn from a leader who has consistently provided an environment for growth, flourishing, and fun in the workplace.  

I’m delighted to welcome Garret Larsen, President of Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center. Garret has been with the camp for 15 years and has been President for 10 years. He has a track record of inspirational leadership and innovation. 

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e30garretlarsen

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Sep 26, 2022

I'll bet you're hearing a lot about wage inflation and wondering what to do. Well, today we talk about strategies to address wage inflation, that don't cost a lot of money.

How do you, as a leader, navigate salary decisions in this season of wage inflation and a tight labor market? Well, are there any specific and important strategies to consider, in addition to salaries, as you seek to build an engaged workforce? Well, we think there are. There's lots of buzz right now about wages and pay structures, and you may feel pressured to respond.

Well, in today's podcast we invite you to pause and consider how to help your employees thrive in an environment that provides not only fair compensation, but other important factors for a flourishing workplace. I'm delighted to welcome back Giselle Jenkins, the consulting director here at the Best Christian Workplaces. Giselle has a deep well of experience in leadership consulting. She's an expert on developing flourishing workplace cultures by designing programs that attract, retain, and develop fantastic people.

Giselle, it's great to have you back on the podcast again.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e29gisellejenkinswageinflation

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Sep 19, 2022

In today's episode, we address CEO succession, and what's unique is we're going to talk about my succession from the CEO role at Best Christian Workplaces. You know, I found over time that CEO successions and transitions mark a significant change in organizations and often don't go well, especially when it comes to succeeding a founder. As many of you know, we've just had a CEO transition at Best Christian Workplaces, and several have asked, “How's it going?” Well, listen in as we talk about our succession story.

To lead our conversation today, we’ve asked Robert Wachter, our global marketing director, to guide our conversation. Welcome, Rob.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/alandjaytransitions

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Sep 12, 2022

Are you challenged keeping up with the change required to keep your team moving forward? Well, listen in as we talk with a leader who is helping her organization innovate in ways they wouldn't dream of just a few years ago.

How do you lead through change in a large organization with a long legacy? Honoring the past while innovating and building for the future can be challenging. And yet God calls leaders in each season to steward the mission and vision of an organization. In today's episode, we will consider how to move through change, build a culture of innovation, and provide opportunities for people to grow and learn. 

I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Jennifer Holloran, COO of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Jennifer has been with Wycliffe for 20 years and worked her way up through the human resources department. Now as Chief Operating Officer, she combines her love of strategic leadership and her years of experience in human resources practices. 

Jennifer, welcome to the podcast.  

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s727drjenniferholloran

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Sep 5, 2022

Hi, everyone. Today, we invite you to join my conversation with the president of a Christian-led company that has increased its revenue eightfold, and he attributes it to their flourishing culture. Discover the principle communication strategies that have worked for them and how they can work for you, next. 

Troy Meachum is CEO of ACR Supply Company, which happens to be North Carolina’s leading wholesale distributor for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/troymeachumcommunication

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Aug 29, 2022

We believed Christian-led organizations should be the gold standard as the best, most-effective places to work in the world. Today we discover the DNA of the tremendous and sustainable growth of Life.Church.  Listen in as I talk with Jerry Hurley about the keys to create their healthy, even flourishing culture.

Jerry Hurley is Pastor and Team Development Leader at Life.Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Since its founding in 1996, Life.Church has grown to encompass 34 locations in multiple states, welcoming thousands of people into a new relationship with Jesus Christ.

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/jerryhurleyencore

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Aug 22, 2022

Do you feel like you may be flying blind when it comes to navigating the health of your culture? Well, today's guest admits he was. Yet he wanted to create a culture his staff could thrive in. Listen in as he describes the key steps that he took to move his workplace culture to one of the healthiest that we've worked with.

I'd like you to listen closely: I'm going to give you the two-syllable abbreviation of one of the healthiest, flourishing organizations BCWI has ever worked with. Are you ready? The two syllables are . . . 

StuMo. . . . StuMo, short for Student Mobilization.  

To tell the story of their stunning, flourishing culture is my guest, Dave Riner, CEO, and President of Student MobilizationHi Dave, and welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/daverinerstumo

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Aug 15, 2022

Having a team filled with outstanding talent is a game-changer for any organization. Today, we talk with a couple of culture leaders in a large church who have leveraged their culture to be relentlessly selective in creating a staff that is humble, hungry, and healthy. To learn how listen in!

In 2016, Outreach Magazine named Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana as one of the "100 Fastest-Growing?Churches?in America." Such growth alone is significant. Yet, there's another reason to celebrate. I call it the hidden story of another kind of growth that can inspire churches everywhereIt’s a story you need to hear.  

With me right now are the two best people I know who are ready to reveal this hidden story. Kristen Miller is Culture & Development Director at Traders Point Christian Church. With Kristen is Emily Hoover, Talent Manager at Traders PointKristen and Emily, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  

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Aug 8, 2022

Would you like to be led more by Jesus, live and lead more like Jesus, and lead more to Jesus? Today's podcast is just for you.

Sometimes in life, we can lose our wonder.  It can happen gradually or overnight.  In talking with many Christian leaders struggling through the past year, I hear about a lot of people being exhausted, tired, thinking about retiring early, even quitting. Some have described it as ‘the dark night of the soul’ where there has been an absence of the presence of God in our lives.   

In the next few minutes, I want to give you a new kind of pathway so you can live more like Jesus—and perhaps renew the sense of His presence, especially in your work. And I’ve just the person to take us on this adventure. 

Dr. Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership and author of a very timely, engaging book titledJesus Centered: Focusing on Jesus in a Distracted WorldSteve, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

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Aug 1, 2022

Have you ever wondered how important improving your workplace culture is? Well, today our guest says of all the changes that you can make in your organization there's one that matters more than all the others—the culture of your organization. Listen in as this pastor describes how working on cultural health is actually at the core of Christian discipleship for any leader.

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is getting to know innovative leaders that are making a difference for the kingdom.  One of those leaders is Jeff Lockyer, the Lead Pastor at Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario in the Niagara Region. 

Jeff has just published a very thoughtful book called Finding Our Way: Reclaiming the First-Century Church in the Twenty-First Century.  It’s a fascinating story of how a church transformed for the next generation.  I particularly like the way Jeff walks his readers through the underlying theology behind some of their decisions, including their focus on workplace culture.  Whether you are a church leader, a leader of a Christian non-profit, or a Christian business leader, you'll find our discussion inspirational.   

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s631jefflockyer

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Jul 25, 2022

For many organizations having a majority of your employees work from home is a new challenge. This new environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has challenged leaders to learn new ways of leading their virtual workplaces. Today we learn from the CEO of a growing, Christian company with 70 percent of their employees who have been working from home remotely for years. I know that you'll benefit from this great advice.

It’s my pleasure to welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast Robert Bortins, Jr., CEO of Classical Conversations, in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Robert, good to be with you again.

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Jul 18, 2022

Is there a biblical imperative to lead a workplace culture? Christian leaders, why would we want to invest time and treasure into creating a flourishing workplace? Today we hear directly from a leader who shares his heart including why a flourishing workplace matters and how it has come about.

David Emmert is Lead Pastor at Celebration Baptist Church, in Tallahassee, Florida. Their workplace culture, for the most part is thriving and flourishingAnd, under David’s leadership, Celebration’s staff of 33 employees has achieved something truly remarkable, and that’s that 91 percent of their staff is engaged in their work.  

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Jul 11, 2022

Are you looking for ways to improve your leadership effectiveness? Today, our special guest, with 35 years of CEO experience, outlines four ways to improve the softer side of your leadership.

Dr. Gene Habecker is Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute (Leadership Development and Capacity Building) and President Emeritus of Taylor University. He’s also an Adjunct Professor in the PhD in Leadership program at Capital Seminary and Graduate School as well as the former President and CEO of American Bible Society. He’s the author of The Softer Side of Leadership: Essential Soft Skills That Transform Leaders and the People They Lead.

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Jul 4, 2022

What's one thing that can inflict so much emotional pain that it can significantly hinder your leadership effectiveness? Today, listen to one of the world's leading experts on having a healthy marriage and better relationships overall.

If you happen to be married, I have a personal question for you. Have you ever noticed how a lingering frustration or a serious unresolved issue in your marriage can eat at you at work and even impact your leadership? Well, believe me, I've experienced this, and I know I'm not alone. How to build a healthy marriage is what my guest is all about today.

Les Parrott and his wife Leslie have spent the past 30 years same helping others build healthy relationships. Les is a professor of psychology at Northwest University, in Kirkland, Washington, and they are founders of the Center for Healthy Relationships on the campus of Olivet University in Anza, California

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Jun 27, 2022

Do you feel discouraged because the realities of life have caused you to be disillusioned? Well, maybe you feel cynical. We've seen visionaries succumb to cynicism in these times, or at least cause them to coast. Today, our guests provide hope for us by calling this disillusionment a gift. Listen in as they talk about moving past the false hope of idealism to discover true Christian hope.

Those of us in leadership at Christian organizations feel a call from God to serve, and also a vision for how our organization can make a difference in the world. That sense of vision and passion motivates our work. But what do you do when idealism hits unmet expectations and painful experiences? How do you lead forward through difficulties? Our guests today will give us insight into this important issue as we look for hope that will endure. 

I’m delighted to welcome Chris Horst, chief advancement officer, and Peter Greer, CEO of HOPE International. In their leadership, they have been committed to working with BCWI for a flourishing workplace at HOPE International. Peter and Chris have recently co-authored a book – The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades. 

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Jun 20, 2022

Do you feel your organization’s approach to strategic planning is inflexible and ineffective? Do you feel like you’re missing untapped opportunities? Well, listen in as today’s guest suggests a new counterintuitive approach to traditional planning, an approach that shows you how unexpected opportunities may be the key to your future success.

There is a leadership adage that says, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” But what if there’s a different paradigm of leadership that embraces the need to be flexible rather than strictly adhering to a plan? Certainly, the future we lead into will not look like the past, which impacts our ability to plan. Today’s podcast might challenge our thinking and practices, but it will also give us insight into opportunities and possibilities that God brings our way.     

I’m delighted to welcome Roger Parrott, who is the President of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Roger has deep experience in leadership in college settings. He also is the author of several leadership books. Today we’ll focus on what he calls Opportunity Leadership, based on his recent book by that title.  

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Jun 13, 2022

As leaders, we can learn from our peers in other churches and Christian organizations, to understand how they are growing and developing. Also, research into trends and best practices helps all of us on our road to flourishing. Our guest today will help us understand the landscape of this moment in the church and how we can move forward as we follow Jesus and lead with integrity.   

 I’m delighted to welcome Warren Bird, who is Vice President of Research and Equipping at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Warren has a rich understanding of church movements and organizations, including megachurches. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and has a heart for equipping church leaders.  

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Jun 6, 2022

How is your organization developing emerging leaders? We believe a key role for every leader is to develop the next generation of leaders. And today, we talk with author and leader, Clay Scroggins, about the key to emerging leader development.

We see that the world is changing rapidly and that what worked in the past may not work in the future. But what are the skills and qualities that emerging leaders need so they can lead into the future? This podcast will have clear takeaways for those who are stepping up as aspiring leaders. And those of us who are equipping and clearing the way for new leaders will also have an opportunity to learn and grow.  

I’m delighted to welcome Clay Scroggins, the author of several books. His latest book is The Aspiring Leader’s Guide to the Future. Clay has a strong background in leadership development with a special focus on emerging leaders. He served with North Point Ministries in Atlanta for 20 years. 

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