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Wisdom and Discernment By Chris Jorgenson

How To Unlock Wisdom and Discernment in Leadership Seeking wisdom and discernment were activities shared by the great men of God. The story of Nehemiah is anchored in Nehemiah 1:4-11, during his time of fasting, mourning, and prayer. Nehemiah’s prayer sets the stage for how Nehemiah will continually seek wisdom and discernment throughout the entire…

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Humility and the Steward Leader By Dr. Marybeth Leavell

“Humility is simply the proper assessment of who we are in relationship to God.” ~ Charles Spurgeon A favorite saying of mine is, “One of the leadership traits that I am most proud of is my humility!” Even though this is laughable, it may seem like an unlikely trait for leaders in our culture, who…

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Prayer and Staff Selection By Rev. Peter Corney and Dr. Ken Byrne

The Role of Prayer in Staff Selection Do we need prayer and God’s help when hiring staff? In our opinion, the answer is most certainly yes. Whether an individual or a selection panel makes the hiring decision, we recommend prayer be an integral part of the process. If it is by a panel, the members…

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The Gift of Gratitude By Dr. Bob Snyder

Recovering Childlike Gratitude Where has my thankfulness for the simple gifts of life gone? Where is my childlike gratitude? As I have “matured,” a mindset of entitlement has emerged, diminishing my appreciation. Am I capable of a childlike thankful heart anymore? When we were in South Africa, my wife visited an orphanage. Her descriptions and…

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Stewarding Our Relationship with Creation By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Stewards Care for God’s Creation Among the four fundamental relationships that stewards must nurture—our relationships with God, ourselves, others, and creation—our relationship with creation is often neglected. As image-bearers of God, we are entrusted with the privilege and responsibility of caring for His creation. Genesis 1:26-28 commands us to multiply and sustain the earth’s resources,…

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Proxy Voting and the Erroneous Implications By Richard Todd

Proxy Voting and What Christians Must Understand Proxy voting is the delegation to cast a ballot on behalf of a shareholder. Most shareholders do not attend board meetings and delegate that responsibility. Shareholders and their proxies have typically voted on myriad issues: executive compensation, board of directors make-up, budget, mergers, and bylaws. However, with greater…

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Finding Alignment By Ed Fry

Recruiting Leaders Who Demonstrate Alignment In the complex terrain of executive search, faith-based organizations face a unique challenge: securing leaders who are deeply aligned with their core values and mission. The success of such organizations hinges not just on leadership competence but also on a profound alignment with the ethos they uphold. The Unique Struggle…

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A Strategic Plan and the Steward Leader By Dr. Al Hearne II

A Steward’s Relationship with God and a Strategic Plan Today’s blog is the second in a series for steward leaders. The first blog, The Importance of Strategic Planning in All Areas of the Steward Leader’s Life, described a six-phase strategic planning process that is easy to follow, quickly adapted, and flexible in implementation. This blog…

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Attune to God’s Guidance By Tracy Mathews

Attune and Tap in the Source How attuned are you? Do you struggle with insecurity, irritability, or being overwhelmed by your leadership? Do you face toxic relationships, uncertainties, or challenges you are unsure how to address? If you’re reading this post, I guess that you’re likely to believe that, through faith in Jesus, we have…

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Purpose-Driven Impact By Brittané Dodwell

Inspiring Purpose-Driving Teams There is power when teams are inspired by achieving a purposed-driven impact. It takes intentionality and a focused team to unleash it. The fundraising world is fast-paced and ever-evolving as means and methods for donor communications and engagements change. So it’s easy to get lost in the laundry list of deliverables, strategies,…

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