The Investment Your Ministry Can’t Afford NOT to Make: The CCO Case Study
From the Best Christian Workplaces Institute Blog, September 22, 2015:
In 2002, Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) was jolted by some very positive news: their employees loved working there! But where could they strategically invest to take this thriving college campus ministry to the next level? It’s an investment that has paid off, not in just in dollars, but in lives touched for Christ.
Sometimes, even the best news can pose a challenge. Executive Director Dan Dupee remembers the day when Pittsburgh-based CCO became recognized for its flourishing culture by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.
Our first BCWI employee engagement survey produced two stunning wake-up calls in one:
First, we humbly took to heart the fact that CCO was a pretty exceptional place to work.
Second, because we knew our culture had something to do with effectively engaging students to love and follow Jesus Christ, we realized our ministry was primed to grow.
How? At the time, we weren’t entirely sure, yet the survey results gave us some clues we couldn’t afford to ignore.”