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Defining The “Main Thing” By R. Scott Rodin

The Importance of Knowing Your Main Thing “The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing” was a saying framed in the entry of a church I recently visited. Good words, easy to say but hard to do. I’d propose that the first step for leaders is to define our ‘main thing’.…

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Different Perspectives on Time By Alec Hill

Each Generation Views Time Differently Most young adults see the future and time as having a long trajectory. Looking ahead to a seemingly endless time horizon, they prize having novel experiences, meeting new people, and learning new things. Priorities include exploration and achievement. By contrast, those of us who are older tend to live more…

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Farewell to Fickle Fundraising By Ron Haas

How to Avoid Fickle Fundraising The Cambridge English Dictionary defines fickle as “likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason.” I wanted to visit you first to that you might benefit twice. I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come to you from Macedonia,…

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Maestro-Level Leaders Launch By Mark L. Vincent

It is Maestro-Level Leader Cohort Launch Week for CLA! This week Maestro-level leaders and Christian Leadership Alliance launch a cohort of accomplished executives in the Third Turn of the leadership. This cohort experience has been a long time in development, and we couldn’t be more excited. Future Focus Maestro-level leaders who are facing into the future and…

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Called to Advance Freedom: An Interview with Ryan Tucker

Ryan Tucker from Alliance Defending Freedom Shares His Insights Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Ryan Tucker, Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Christian Ministries at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). In this role, Ryan Tucker oversees all litigation efforts to maintain and defend the constitutionally protected freedom of churches,…

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Why Budgeting is Important By Greg Henson

Budgeting is Important for Christians If you want a snapshot of where you are in your walk with Christ, look at your budgeting and walk through it with a spiritual director, your pastor, and a fellow Christian who is not part of your family — together, at the same time, in the same room. SELF-ASSESSMENT…

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When the Blessing Breaks By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

What happens when the blessing breaks? What happens when the blessing breaks? Broken open. Exposed. The tearing of the crust. Soft and tender bread was revealed—the promise of all we need for nourishment and healing.  We come to the table like His followers long ago, remembering His sacrifice, partaking in His promise, and receiving His…

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An Invitation to Community, Belonging, and Learning By Tami Heim

The Community Where a Christian Leader Like You, BELONGS! From September 1 – October 31, 2022, the Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is equipping and uniting Christian leaders worldwide through an online learning community experience.  It is called the Outcomes Conference Global Digital Experience and the theme of this year’s experience is, “I Belong.”  If you…

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Eight Ways to Build a Champion By Zándra Bishop

Never Estimate the Heart of a Champion When you think of a “Champion,” do you envision yourself? Others? Or your employer? Many times, we think of others rather than ourselves. Within the last couple of decades, there have been significant changes in the business world, society, and our personal daily lives. We have all grown…

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Technology, Culture, Science, and Beyond By Ron Frey

How is your foresight on technology, culture, and science? As the leader of a Christian ministry, how well are you keeping up to date on where technology, culture, and science are taking us right now?  Electronic Tech Evolution Elon Musk’s company, Tesla, is named after the famed inventor Nikola Tesla, born in 1856. He was…

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