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Are you ready to learn?

From Whom Should I Learn? By Dr. Bob Snyder

Are you prepared to learn? What I learn is influenced by where I turn for answers and to whom I listen. The WHO is often as important as the WHAT in learning. My willingness to be open and teachable determines the path of my life journey. Early in my teenage years my mother and father…

WORDS that inspire us!

Discover Words That Inspire By Scott Rodin

Words That Inspire Leaders Writing blogs on leadership always presents the challenge of articulating new ways and words to inspire and equip leaders. These blogs are meant to share unique angles on leadership practices that can inform and encourage our readers for today’s challenges. Recently, however, I’ve found myself reflecting on words of advice from…

Executive transitions.

Executive Transitions By John Wylie and William Wright

EXECUTIVE TRANSITIONS: Adapting Best Practices for Christian Nonprofits Current crises are exposing weaknesses in current executive leaders for Christian organizations.  Many Christian organizations therefore will face transitions among their highest executives.  How should organizations’ Boards of Directors manage these transitions? Authority The first issue for the Board is to identify who has the authority to…

Confessions of a leader.

Confessions of a Leader By Alec Hill

Confessions of a Leader Who Pretended to be Better than He Really Was Confessions are good for the soul. Several times in my career, people perceived me as being more capable, more spiritual, and more caring than I really was. Deeply desiring not to disappoint – and straining to live up to their inflated image…

An invitation to the Table

An Invitation to the Table By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Leadership: An Invitation to the Table A good friend recently shared this about leadership, it is being invited to have a seat at “the table.” I have heard this metaphor before, and I like it. It resonates because it captures the necessary and essential element of connection, fellowship, and comradery which happens when folks gather…

Luke and Theophilus

Luke and Theophilus By Paul Swamidass

 A Tale of Two Leaders: Luke and Theophilus The gospel of Luke starts with the following words of dedication explaining that it is a carefully prepared account for Theophilus: “…it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that…

Lent Companion

Experience the Lent Companion By Gary G. Hoag

An Invitation to Experience the Lent Companion  I want to invite you to journey with me from Ash Wednesday to Easter with Lent Companion. Whether you are familiar with Lent or not, let me offer a backstory to the tradition to encourage you to make Lent part of your walk with Jesus. Focus of Lent…

All the ways you can follow Jesus!

105 Ways to Follow Jesus By David Sanford

Are We Mindful of the 105 Ways to Follow Jesus? If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different place, with different beliefs and misconceptions, with…

COVID, Stress, Trauma and YOU

COVID, Stress, Trauma, and You By Ron Frey

Are you experiencing COVID trauma or something else? Evelyn* was reaching her limits and it was not just the effect of COVID on ministry operations, or a family member contracting the disease. Nor was it the existential threat it posed to the organization’s financial viability, the disruption caused by a board member or a series…

Hit by a bus!

What Happens When the Senior Leader is Hit by A Bus? By Alec Hill

Your Senior Leader is Hit by a Bus: How Ministries Can Survive Unexpected Leadership Transitions “What will we do if our senior leader gets hit by a bus?” is a question often asked by boards. In 2015, I had served as InterVarsity’s president for 14 years. Despite assorted bumps, the ministry was experiencing a fruitful…

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