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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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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.

    S7E26: Why Disillusionment Can Be a Gift and How to Lead Your People Through It // Peter Greer, Chris Horst, HOPE International

    S7E26: Why Disillusionment Can Be a Gift and How to Lead Your People Through It // Peter Greer, Chris Horst, HOPE International

    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. 
    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e26petergreerchrishorst
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    • 47 min
    S7E25: 5 Reasons Why Long-Range Planning Doesn't Work and How to Shift into Opportunity Leadership // Roger Parrott, Belhaven University

    S7E25: 5 Reasons Why Long-Range Planning Doesn't Work and How to Shift into Opportunity Leadership // Roger Parrott, Belhaven University

    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.  
    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/S7E25rogerparrott
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    By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and thereby help more Christian workplaces learn to build flourishing cultures.
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    • 44 min
    S7E24: Top Trends That Are Impacting Church and Organizational Growth // Warren Bird, ECFA

    S7E24: Top Trends That Are Impacting Church and Organizational Growth // Warren Bird, ECFA

    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.  
    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e24warrenbird

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    • 39 min
    S7E23: Keys for Developing Emerging Leaders // Clay Scroggins

    S7E23: Keys for Developing Emerging Leaders // Clay Scroggins

    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. 
    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e23clayscroggins

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    By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and thereby help more Christian workplaces learn to build flourishing cultures.
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    • 47 min
    S7E22: Why Effective Leaders Prioritize Self-Awareness // Doug Waldo, Best Christian Workplaces Institute

    S7E22: Why Effective Leaders Prioritize Self-Awareness // Doug Waldo, Best Christian Workplaces Institute

    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e22dougwaldo
    Share the love. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on Apple Podcasts and write a brief review. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-flourishing-culture-podcast/id1060724960?mt=2  
    By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and thereby help more Christian workplaces learn to build flourishing cultures.
    Follow our Host, Al Lopus, on Twitter https://twitter.com/allopus 
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    • 44 min
    S7E21: How to Build Character and Competence into Your People // Craig Walker, NewSpring Church

    S7E21: How to Build Character and Competence into Your People // Craig Walker, NewSpring Church

    When it comes to hiring, we believe a person’s character is the most important criteria. But how does an organization help build both character and competence into your people so your organization will flourish in the future? Well, listen in as we have an engaging conversation with a church leader on that very topic.
    The character and integrity of leaders are essential for a healthy, thriving church or ministry. We will explore the topics of leadership character, trust, and inspiration in today’s episode. Inspirational leadership is one of the eight drivers of employee engagement that we have identified at Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Our guest today is part of a large multi-site church that exhibits inspirational leadership.  
    I’m delighted to welcome Craig Walker. He is the human resources director at NewSpring Church, a thriving multi-site church in South Carolina. NewSpring has been participating in Best Christian Workplaces Institute employee engagement surveys since 2014.  
    Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e21craigwalkernewspringchurch
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    By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and thereby help more Christian workplaces learn to build flourishing cultures.
    Follow our Host, Al Lopus, on Twitter https://twitter.com/allopus 
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

solapeosoba ,

Clearly one of the top thought-leadership podcasts available

The Flourishing Culture Podcast is a high-quality show filled with content about healthy organizational culture. The show features guests of Christian-led organizations from churches, to businesses, to authors, and spiritual directors. A simple to follow format with conversational topics, this show provides a lot of information for leaders to learn and grow in their personal leadership and organizational leadership.

macbuffer ,

Great ministry with innovation and new ideas.

This podcast was filled with practical and innovative ideas. ACT does a great job integrating BCWI survey results with improvements in their organization.

ALopus ,

Great Guest Stories

I love to hear how leaders create healthy workplace cultures.

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