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Welcome to the CLA Higher Thinking Blog

Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) unites, trains, and equips Christian leaders to think higher for more significant kingdom gain. We move beyond good Christian management to empower Christian leadership that’s catalytic in transforming people, their organizations, and ultimately the world. We are an alliance of mission-focused Christians who lead in today’s high-impact Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses. The CLA Higher Thinking Blog provides you access to the wisdom and insights of some of today’s outstanding thought leaders.

The work published here represents one of the many ways we bring Christian thought leadership to you. We aim to maximize multiple distribution channels, formats, and learning experiences so leaders get what they need when needed. Extensive collaboration and a shared vision for God’s plan enable us to deliver higher thinking and the best practices for organizational effectiveness. Our focus is on eight core leadership disciplines, and this is how we will categorize our content on this blog:



Executive & Personal Leadership


Resource Development


Financial Management


Legal & Risk Management


Board Governance


People Management and Care


Internet and Technology


Communications and Marketing

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Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NIV