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One Very Challenging Leadership Question

Dr. R. Scott Rodin Every once in a great while a question is posed that hits you right between the eyes. Here is one with which I have been struggling ever since I heard it, “do you consider stories in the Bible that tell about how God shapes leaders to be exceptions or the rule…

CLA Webcast 3.27.14: Building a Healthy High-Performing Executive Team

Did you know an organization is only as healthy as its people? Join us for “How to build a Healthy, High-Performing Executive Team” led by Founder Bill Frisby and Senior Partner David Rippey of Strengthening Leaders L3C. Tune in March 27 to discover: How to recruit the right leaders and develop a shared vision How…

12 Most Common Questions about the CLA Online Academy

The Spring quarter is rapidly approaching for the CLA Online Academy that is powered by Azusa Pacific Online University and sponsored by ECFA. This dynamic online menthod to of learning makes leadership development easy and accessible. Here are some of the most often asked questions about the CLA Online Academy: 1. What is a module? A…

Exchanging Pride for Humility

  By Jenni Catron Personally I think Peter gets a bad rap. Many of us are too quick to judge Peter, who is famously remembered for denying Jesus three times. Our self-righteousness gets the better of us, and whether we admit it or not, we’re tempted to believe that in his shoes, we never would have…

Steward Leaders are Influencers

By Howard Rich When a person exerts consistent and continuous influence in another person’s life or the lives of a group, that person is a leader.  When a parent helps a child decide what courses to take during her freshman year of college, that parent is demonstrating leadership.  When a young man challenges his friend’s moral…

Leadership: What Christian Women Need to Know

By Halee Gray Scott Ph.D. Christian women have been shamed into a corner. Many have bought the lie that they are the second sex—they do not matter and they are not gifted, at least not in the ways that matter most. They got the message that they need to limit their horizons, temper their ambitions.…

An Interview with Francis Chan

CLA President, Tami Heim, recently interviewed Francis Chan, who will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas (April 14-16, 2014). Chan is the best-selling author of books including: Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell, as well as the host of the BASIC.series (Who is God & We Are Church). He has also…

A Steward's Relationship With the Owner

By Kent R. Wilson, Ph.D. Most definitions of stewardship include in one way or another the concept “to manage resources that belong to another.” But what most definitions miss is a critical aspect of a steward’s role: that stewards manage those resources in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the owner. Stewards are…

3 Critical Components of Leadership Development

By Dr. Kent R. Wilson There is no absence of opportunities today for nonprofit leaders to find resources to help them in their leadership development. There are seminars, workshops, conferences to attend, books to read, mentors to meet with, and groups to join. But are some forms of leader development more effective than others? A…

The Journey to Becoming

Ben Lee is principal at Olympia Elementary School in Danvers, IL, and leads the Christian Education Team at North Danvers Mennonite Church where he previously served as the community-based youth minister. What follows below are his reflections from the Biblical Foundations of Leadership module via the Christian Leadership Alliance Online Academy. Participants reviewed Scott Rodin’s outline…


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