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A Sermon for Two Seasons


A SERMON TO PREPARE FOR COMING AND MOVING ON It surprises many people who know me now that I preached itinerantly for thirty years — often a couple of original sermons each week. Preparing and sharing with groups, small and large, became like breathing.  Inhale:   Exhale: Respiration like this was and is holy work. ADVENT…

Christian Leadership Alliance

New Research Shows Americans Remain Generous By Derric Bakker

Don’t Panic – Americans Remain Generous! Americans have seen brighter days. The very mention of the word, RECESSION, in nonprofit circles is enough to make fundraisers run for the hills. Soaring inflation, a wobbly stock market, and — yes — signs of a recession. But now is not the time to panic. I’m happy to…

Dependency into Discipleship

Turn Dependency into Discipleship By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

This post offers a biblical solution to the global problem. Christians and ministries face it and even unknowingly foster it through their international giving. It’s called dependency. To gain biblical insight for addressing it, let us look at the interaction between Jesus and the disciples in the account of the feeding of the five thousand…

Equip the Next Generation

How to Invest in the Next Generation By Andrea Buczynski

Will You Intentionally Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders? Two different colleagues come to mind, neither of whom would say they develop others or intentionally influence the next generation of leaders. Colleague One One, a superior vision caster and networker, put his thoughts together on casting vision in a short video. He then created…

Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise and Thanksgiving By Dr. Bob Snyder

Discover the Outcomes of Praise and Thanksgiving I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.  I sought the…

Finding our way back to thanksgiving

Enough is Enough: A Thanksgiving Prayer By Scott Rodin

Finding The Way Back to Thanksgiving Thanksgiving week has become a most peculiar season in American life. I love this day, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. But each year when it comes around, I find myself saddened by the disjointed nature of the activities of the week that seem contradictory at best and…

The Search for Talent

Challenges of Finding and Keeping Talent By Zándra Bishop

Talent Will Take You from Surviving to Serving Many mid-sized and smaller organizations are understaffed which causes them to lose good talent, decreased productivity, and lowers their ability to scale upward for mission growth. Most are not serving or advancing because of this cycle. Big businesses are suffering from this as well post-pandemic. Difficult times…

Dr. Stephen Douglas, Celebrating His Life

Dr. Stephen Douglass – We Celebrate a Life Well Lived

We Celebrate Heaven’s Gain Today, believers around the world will gather to celebrate the life of Dr. Stephen Douglass, president emeritus of Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ. Steve loved and faithfully served this ministry with his beloved wife, Judy, for over five decades. While many will gather at the Sand Lake Campus of Discovery Church in…

Generous Refrshment

Exploring Refreshment By Ed McDowell

Embrace & Experience Generous Refreshment The sweetest refreshment experienced is always associated with generosity.  Stop and think about the times that restored you in your own life, examine the details of what gives it to you and you will find generosity flowing through the experience. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves…

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Is Strategic Planning Bad? By Alec Hill

Strategic Planning: The Pros and Cons I recently had the privilege of interviewing an old friend, Roger Parrott, on a Wheaton College podcast, specifically on the topic of strategic planning. The focus? Why ministries ought not to engage in traditional strategic planning. In his new book – Opportunity Leadership: Stop Planning and Start Getting Results,…


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