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The Truth about Control

Control By Ed McDowell

The Truth About Control In one verse, God’s word gives us the truth about control.  There are two sources of control, a focus of control, and two very different outcomes. “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:6…

A Posture of Excellence

Are You Pursuing Excellence? By Dr. Bob Snyder 

Excellence as a Posture of the Heart “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. ” 2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV  Striving for excellence in all things is a noble goal. But when…

Summer term for Outcomes Academy Online

Summer Term at the CLA Center for Online Learning Goes Where You Go!

Summer Term Starts at Outcomes Academy Online! Christian Leadership Alliance is committed to equipping leaders. The Outcomes Academy Online offers two professionally facilitated, 10-week cohorts this summer. If you want to develop mission-critical competencies, expand leadership capacity, and align practices with biblically influenced principles, join the Outcomes Academy Online. If you are not a current…

Words of Power and Authority

Speaking to Power and Authority By Ed McDowell

Will you speak with power and authority? Peter and John find themselves speaking to the religious authorities about Jesus Christ. “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts of the Apostles 4:12, NLT The setting of this verse is that Peter…

Memorial Day

We Will Always Remember

Remember and Honor the Sacrifice O beautiful for spacious skies,   For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majesties   Above the fruited plain!      America!  America!   God shed His grace on thee.And crown thy good with brotherhood,   From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet,   Whose stern, impassioned stressA thoroughfare for freedom beat   Across the…

Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership By Chris Jorgensen

What Does Courage Have to Do with It? So much of leadership hinges upon courage. Successful leaders routinely display it; struggling leaders find courage challenging to muster, and some, once successful leaders, fail because they succumb to pressure and choose not to exhibit courage. Nehemiah 2 captures a tremendous example of leadership courage when Nehemiah…

The Disruptive Leader

The Disruptive Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Disrupting Cycles of Captivity Personal challenges and weaknesses can reinforce dysfunctional and disruptive patterns in an organization. Healthy organizational transformation must begin with personal transformation. Through personal examination, a leader can begin to break cycles of captivity and discover pathways that lead to freedom for everyone in the organization. Often, amid work and ministry, leaders…

A Stewards leads and follows!

Leading and Following By Dr. Marybeth Leavell

Leading and Following as a Steward While leading and following may seem like opposite roles, in the context of stewardship, they are closely intertwined and complementary aspects of the same overarching responsibility. Let’s explore the essence of stewardship and how following and leading complement each other in the practice of this transformative model. The Steward…


 The Religious Dimension of Russia’s War in Ukraine By Dr. Andrey Kravtsev

Faith in the War between Russia and Ukraine Early in April, the Moscow Patriarchate’s official website published “The Present and Future of the Russian World,” adopted at the XXV World Council of Russian People. The document opens with a theological rationale and lists several implications for Russian society’s political, social, and cultural life. Despite its…

Transformational Power of Passion and Calling

Passion and Calling By Chris Jorgensen

The Transformational Power of Passion and Calling Nehemiah’s journey from cupbearer to transformative leader for the Israelites in Jerusalem highlights the incredible power of passion and calling in leadership. Nehemiah’s story begins with a heart-wrenching update from his brother Hanani about the dilapidated state of Jerusalem. The walls were in ruins, leaving the people vulnerable…


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Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We are the leaders of Christ-centered organizations who are dedicated to faithful stewardship for greater kingdom impact.

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