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8 Fundraising Strategies By Christa Huff and Amy Sewall

Fundraising Strategies in an Election Year As we look at the year ahead, one question that is asked repeatedly is, “How will the upcoming election affect my fundraising strategies?” Although we can’t predict the future, we have been through a few election cycles in the past, and what we can say is that with strategic…

Bottom Line

The Triple Bottom Line By Mark L. Vincent

The Third Line Matters Most You are likely part of an associational system or line in some aspect of your life. WAIT! Don’t stop reading! This statement means that the place you do business, your work in a ministry organization or nonprofit, your congregational home, your family, your involvement in a civic organization, your participation with…

Polycentric Participation

Promoting Polycentric Participation By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

A Polycentric Approach to Christian Mission In recent years, Christian workers have used the term “polycentric,” meaning “many centers,” associated with the Christian mission to proclaim that it should not be understood as “from the West to the rest” but rather “from everywhere to everywhere.” But what has not been discussed as widely has been…

purposeful productivity

Transforming “I’m Swamped” into Purposeful Productivity By Zándra Bishop

The Path to Purposeful Productivity As leaders and executives, “I’m swamped” is far more common in our professional vocabulary than purposeful productivity. It’s a candid expression of the overwhelming flood of responsibilities that can leave us feeling like we are fighting to keep our heads above water. Yet, we can take this profound wisdom to…

The Disruptive Leader

The Disruptive Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Disrupting Cycles of Captivity Personal challenges and weaknesses can reinforce dysfunctional and disruptive patterns in an organization. Healthy organizational transformation must begin with personal transformation. Through personal examination, a leader can begin to break cycles of captivity and discover pathways that lead to freedom for everyone in the organization. Often, amid work and ministry, leaders…

sideways like a crab

Moving Sideways Like a Crab By Alec Hill

The Virtue of Sideways Career Moves Most of us only think about our careers vertically, not sideways. We either move upward (promotion) or downward (demotion). But there’s another, often overlooked, route. This involves making crablike horizontal moves to take new positions at roughly the same level, title, and pay grade. Lateral moves may occur either…

Character or Skill?

Do You Hire for Character or Skill? By Dr. Ken Byrne

Character and Skills in Hiring for a Christian Organization “…be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility towards everyone.” Titus 3: 1-2 Every Christian organization wants to extend God’s grace in Word and Deed. Doing so includes hiring staff. Social media emphasizes…

A Stewards leads and follows!

Leading and Following By Dr. Marybeth Leavell

Leading and Following as a Steward While leading and following may seem like opposite roles, in the context of stewardship, they are closely intertwined and complementary aspects of the same overarching responsibility. Let’s explore the essence of stewardship and how following and leading complement each other in the practice of this transformative model. The Steward…


 The Religious Dimension of Russia’s War in Ukraine By Dr. Andrey Kravtsev

Faith in the War between Russia and Ukraine Early in April, the Moscow Patriarchate’s official website published “The Present and Future of the Russian World,” adopted at the XXV World Council of Russian People. The document opens with a theological rationale and lists several implications for Russian society’s political, social, and cultural life. Despite its…

Listen to Mom - she knows what she is talking about!

Mom Told Me I Should Listen More By Ed McDowell

Learning to Listen and More! Mom was right. When all you do is talk, it just makes other people annoyed or mad. When you listen, good things tend to happen. Reflection “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19…


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Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We are the leaders of Christ-centered organizations who are dedicated to faithful stewardship for greater kingdom impact.

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