Outcomes Magazine Archives
In this edition of Outcomes we explore emerging trends rapidly changing the Christian nonprofit world.
Now, more than ever, our world needs the transformative work of Christian nonprofit organizations. We serve a creative God who has equipped us with the ability to innovate, think, take risks and boldly pursue God’s calling for our lives and our organizations. World-changing Christian leaders understand emerging trends and embrace those that align with both Scripture and their organizational missions. They recognize that innovation is a key to lasting kingdom impact.
The theme of this edition of Outcomes is freedom – particularly religious liberty. As Christian leaders, our good deeds are rooted much deeper than mere philanthropic impulse. They reflect the clear teaching of Scripture, and echo the ages-long lineage of Christ-centered ministry to which we belong. That’s why it is vital to protect religious liberty. This is our moment to lead with strength and courage! God has called us for this very time, as bold and winsome witnesses of both his truth and his grace. Let us heed the encouragement of the wise leaders and frontline organizations featured in this edition, and with Joshua move forward boldly, knowing that our God is with us wherever we go.
The theme of this edition of Outcomes is “Perspectives.” It offers perspectives on Christian leadership past, present and future. You will hear from some of CLA’s pioneers. You’ll benefit from time-tested reflections on Christian leadership. And you will gain insight from dedicated leaders on the front lines of love and good deeds (Heb. 10:23-24) around our world today.
This edition of Outcomes focuses on the theme of “stewardship.” Like the Old Testament prophet Daniel, we find ourselves leading amid an increasingly hostile culture. We can learn from the wisdom, integrity and grace with which Daniel served and excelled within Babylonian culture. Daniel was a faithful steward because of his deep commitment to God. His course was set. He didn’t waver as the pressure to compromise his faith intensified. Let us likewise be faithful stewards in the service of the King of Kings.
In these times of societal change and cultural drift, we as Christian leaders must be rooted deeply in Christ and tethered firmly to the unchanging truths of God’s Word. Pursuing excellence is the theme of this CLA Founders Council edition, and we hope the insights shared here will inspire you.
The looming leadership gap in Christian nonprofits, and the need to equip future leaders to fill these roles, is why this edition of Outcomes magazine has “succession” as its theme. We offer insight from leaders who have navigated leadership succession well, and who today see thriving organizations as a result.