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Confessions: An Interview with Brent C. Hofer By David Sanford

Confessions of an Angry Christian Leader Augustine’s Confessions was the very first Western autobiography. Countless others have followed. The newest is by Brent C. Hofer. Brent, what’s it about?  As Christian leaders, it’s not enough for us to manage anger. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.…

Effective Board Engagement By Tom Okarma

Twelve ways to achieve effective board engagement. Know how to get a few good board directors? Start with a lot of good directors! A couple of nonprofit boards I am somewhat familiar with are in the process of losing some good directors by their own personal choice, not due to term limits. This is a…

Outcomes 2020: Transform

Transform: v. To make a thorough and dramatic change in form, appearance, and character As a leader, you know the continuous pressures of high-velocity change. The needs and challenges in today’s world are increasing, even as technology rapidly advances and access to information grows. We as leaders are experiencing a perfect storm of colliding change-agents.…

How to Build Board Unity By Randy Bronkema

How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry As an executive director of a Christian ministry, you have the opportunity to work with a board of directors. In my experience, board members come from all sorts of different backgrounds: business owners, business executives, stay-at-home-moms, teachers, lawyers and the list goes on. Engaging with such diversity…

Abounding in Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving for the featured sponsors and exhibitors – #Outcomes19 Christian Leadership Alliance gives thanks for the sponsors and exhibitors who supported the Outcomes Conference 2019. This post is in honor of the ministries, organizations and businesses that dedicate their time, talents and resources to strengthening those called to lead and serve in churches, nonprofit ministry…

Empty Board Seats By Dr. Gary Hoag

Filling Empty Board Seats How did the early church select an overseer to fill an empty board seat (and what does this have to do with Holy Week)? Most answer this question by pointing to the qualifications lists of 1 Timothy 3:1–7 or Titus 1:5–10. While these texts list character traits to look for in…

Register for the Spring Term: Outcomes Academy Online

Spring Term: Outcomes Academy Online Registration is OPEN! Outcomes Academy Online Spring Term registration is open now through April 1, 2019 Modules start April 8, 2019 The Outcomes Academy Spring Term offers in-depth leadership training for those who want to go deeper in their operational knowledge. These interactive and innovative 10-hour modules are developed by…

Asking the Right Questions by Dr. Gary Hoag

Why should board directors ask the right questions?   At the CMA Church and Nonprofit Governance Forum in Perth, Australia, on 22 February 2019, Mal Cooke, a wise lawyer and seasoned board member made this opening comment in his workshop. “The most significant statements you will ever make in a board room end with a…

Discover the different the Holy Spirit will make to your board governance.

The Holy Spirit and Board Governance By Dr. Gary Hoag

What difference does the Holy Spirit bring to board governance? Board members of Christ-centered churches and ministries face a great temptation. We can fall into the trap of ruling and controlling the work at a church or ministry, rather than serving as overseers of work that belongs to God. How do we avoid this pitfall?…

Biblical Governance by Dr. Gary Hoag

What does the Bible say about Board Governance?  Interestingly, it says more than you might think about governance. Four councils appear in the biblical record. They offer insight for how to think about governance and how not to think about it. Two of them exhibit exemplary traits, while the other two present patterns to avoid.…

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