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All Praise and Thanks to God

All praise and thanks to the One Who is worthy! We discover over and over again in God’s Word that He, alone, is worthy of our praise. Our praise, adoration, and thanksgiving brings Him delight and increases our intimacy with Him. In Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica, he makes clear God’s will for us:…

Time to Let Go By Carmen LaBerge

Knowing and Accepting When It’s Time to Let Go It was time to let go and the Board chair solemnly referenced Philippians 3:12, “in order to take hold of new things, we have to let go. It’s time to vote to dissolve.” Letting go of programs that worked in the past is difficult. Letting go…

Listening for the Applause By R. Scott Rodin

What type of applause are you seeking? Leaders are exposed to opportunities to generate applause.  It can come in the form of commendation from the board, approval of our decisions by employees, recognition of our institution’s work by constituencies, admiration of our leadership abilities by co-workers, and words of appreciation from family and friends. Types…

When the Subject Line is You By Karen Moore

He knows you.  O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up, You know my every thought when far away. – Psalm 139:1-2, NLT So Consider This God knows everything. He regards you very highly and no matter what is happening in your…

What Does Christian Really Mean? By Mark L Vincent

When an organization says it is “Christian,” it is quickly unclear whether it means: FOR Christians? BY Christians? FROM Christians? It gets further muddied by whether it is a B2B for other “Christian” entities, whether it is a ministry, service, or business, whether it primarily focuses on the Great Commission (evangelism) or the Great Commandment…

Characteristics of Great Leaders By Scott Rodin

The Defining Characteristic of Great Leaders There is an age old discussion about whether great leaders are born great or made great. The former assumes that it is the intrinsic qualities of some people that make them great leaders. They cite charisma, confidence and character combined with the right IQ and EQ, accompanied by the…

Know Why Your Words Matter By Scott Brown

  As Christian leaders our words matter. As leaders, the words we use matter. They can promote unity or stoke division, encourage or discourage, build up or tear down. The Apostle Paul captured the importance of our words in this admonition to the Colossian church: Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most…

Leadership and Legacy By Alex McElroy

  Hamilton Provides A Lesson On Leadership And Legacy I recently had the opportunity to watch the brilliant theater production, “Hamilton”, and it  spoke profoundly of leadership and legacy. In awe of brilliant singing, rapping, acting and choreography, it would be easy to miss the brilliant nuggets of information that are peppered throughout the musical.…

Align with the Father By Howard Rich

Stewards Align with the Father When I confess my failures as a follower of Christ, I am comforted by Psalm 103:12 which says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”  The comfort only comes when I go to the Father, confess my failure, ask…

High Road Leadership By John C. Maxwell

In life and in leadership, you will find that people treat you badly. That is an unavoidable fact. You have three options when you are treated in this manner. You can take: (1) the low road where you treat people worse than they treat you; (2) the middle road where you treat people the same…

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