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How God Shapes a Leader By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

God Shapes Us in the Valleys of Life A few years ago, I remember one particular Bible study meeting when we were discussing the valleys of life and what shapes us.  An older gentleman in his mid-eighties who rarely said anything spoke up and said that when he looked back over his life, he realized…

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Announcing the Outcomes Conference 2023 Book of the Year!

Book of the Year – A Daring Faith in A Cowardly World Christian Leadership Alliance announces the Outcomes Conference 2023 Book of the Year, A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World: Living a Live without Waste, Regret or Anything Left Unfinished, By Ken Harrison. He serves as the Chairman of Promise Keepers and also as…

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Humility and Leadership By Dr. Kayon Cameron

Humility in Leadership Reflects Christ Humility and leadership are two words that are always congruent when discussed in leadership. The expectation is that a leader should be humble, but one cannot help but wonder if the expectation of humility has changed over time. Not just in the world but also in religious practices? Merriam-Webster defines humility as…

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Attending to the Story of Others By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Living the Story that God Designs The Bible is where we find the story about God; in it, we also find ours. God included us in his story and His divine self-revelation through the Scripture gives us a deeper understanding of who we are in the light of his account. In the beginning, God created…

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The Power of Words By Ron Henry

Words You Speak Carry Power and Influence Do we realize that the choice of words defines who we are along with our positioning in family, friends, and the workplace? Words Have Influence   Many words we use today are polarizing.  We assume that those we are in communication with have similar definitions and think like us.  …

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Indifference or Commitment By Ed McDowell

The Invitation to Commitment  The invitation of Jesus Christ is a commitment to have relationship with Him and the Church to reach the world with the invitation to be reconciled to God and live victoriously with Him forever. This invitation to hear Jesus Christ knocking and speaking will always be accepted and responded to by…

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Mission Drift Part II: How to Avoid It By Becca Spradlin

With the Right Focus – You Can Avoid Mission Drift! Today we continue the conversation from Part I on Mission Drift with a focus on how to avoid it. In the nonprofit sector, there are practical steps leaders can take to avoid drifting and continue to maximize their organization’s eternal impact. As drift within an…

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Mission Drift Part I: The Danger By Becca Spradlin

It Takes Commitment to Stay on Mission What you do today can help your organization stay on mission for generations to come. Reality of Mission drift Consider why your organization exists. What are its Christ-centered ambitions? How are they lived out each day? These elements make up your capital “M” Mission. It often goes beyond…

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How to Fill up With Joy By Tom Harper

Embrace Joy! There are certain people that are full of joy and happy all the time. And then there’s me. And probably you. We have more ups and downs. More moods and attitudes. We’re tired, wired, or just want to retire. Too many of us rely on coffee to get us up in the morning…

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Lessons in Leadership Transition By David Zimmerman

Moving Effectively Through Leadership Transition I asked former boss if I could transition and eventually serve a publishing program in executive leadership. His response was, ” You don’t have the it factor.” A few years later, I found myself in just such a role—with no training and no warning whatsoever. My peers were suddenly my…

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