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Leading Gen Y: Lessons Learned Along the Way

By Holly Moore Several weeks ago, I watched our young staff at Growing Leaders — the nonprofit organization I help lead — host a large event for educators. It was rewarding to see them embody our core values, serving with excellence. I smiled inside as I reflected on learning to lead them and modeling the…

Is Steward Leadership Different than Servant Leadership?

By Kent R. Wilson Although deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian heritage, the first formal application of servanthood to leadership appeared in 1970 with the writings of Robert Greenleaf. A Quaker by background, Greenleaf introduced the idea of servant leadership while a manager at AT&T. Greenleaf defined it as follows: “Who is the servant-leader? The servant-leader is…

Leading in Digital Babylon

by David Kinnaman Our team at Barna continues to explore today’s generation of younger Christians, the vitality of churches and nonprofits, and the tsunami of cultural change happening around us. I am convinced that we are facing an era of ministry that might be described as digital Babylon: an immersive, reality-redefining experience driven by ubiquitous…

Confidence in Knowing and Not Knowing

By Mark L. Vincent A Steward Leader knows they do not know everything. The designation of Steward Leader is becoming more widely known. The Steward Leader believes they are granted a trust for the welfare of the organization they serve and all who connect to it. The Steward Leader, therefore, takes the long view of personal and…

One Way to Invest in Your Leadership Development

If you are a nonprofit ministry leader, what are you intentionally doing to invest in your own leadership development? One way to invest wisely in your growth as a leader is to enroll in the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) premier experience known as the Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) program. Designed to promote biblical principles and professional standards…

How to Build a Learning Culture

By Michelle Wilson In order to build a learning culture, Focus on the Family is aware of the need to identify committed, invested individuals during the hiring process. Creating an organizational culture of lifelong learning will be impossible if team members are not committed to the mission. That is why our Recruitment Department created a…

Sowing Truth in the Lives of Stewards

by Gary Hoag Recently, I read some of Steve Siebold’s research on “How Rich People Think” in America. Below (in bold) you will find five of his statements, which exemplify the world’s way of thinking. These ideas seek to shape our thinking and the stewards we serve. Steward leaders must understand these false narratives and…

CLA Webcast 6.27.13: The Healthy Borrower

Would a financial institution consider your organization or church to be credit worthy? Find out in the CLA live webcast, How to Look Like a Healthy Borrow, on Thursday, June 27, 2013. This session runs at 9:00 AM PST, 10:00 AM MT, 11:00 AM CST and12:00 PM EST. Join Mike Boblit and Randy Marsh from Evangelical Christian…

Giving USA Report: 2012 Giving Mirrors Struggling Economy

 By Rick Dunham One of the things I have valued over my 35 year career in fundraising has been the critical insights on philanthropy that Giving USA provides.  For 57 years, Giving USA has been the gold standard of reports providing an annual, in-depth accounting of charitable giving in the United States. That’s why I’m…

The Impact of Doing One More Thing

Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D., CCNL Did you know that possessions are mentioned in Scripture three times more than love, seven times more than prayer, and eight times more than belief? Clearly, the link between stewards and their stuff is very important to God, and the manner in which the topic appears reveals that believers would…

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