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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…

Lead by Waiting for God's Timing…And Live Like Jesus

By R.Scott Rodin Today concludes this series on the 5 surefire ways to lose your reputation as a leader…and live like Jesus.  For everyone in leadership who wants to follow Jesus, I suggested on Monday, the best place to start is Philippians 2:7, where Paul tells us that Jesus “made himself of no reputation, and took upon…

Defy Success…And Live Like Jesus

By Dr. R. Scott Rodin This week I am breaking down the 5 surefire ways you can lose your reputation as a leader…and live like Jesus. Fail to live up to other’s expectations Tell the truth Don’t defend yourself Defy success Lead by waiting for God’s timing in everything Today I review the fourth way…

Don't Defend Yourself…And Live Like Jesus

By Dr. R. Scott Rodin Are you ready to lead in a selfless, sacrificial way? This week I explore the 5 surefire ways to lose your reputation as a leader…and live like Jesus. Fail to live up to other’s expectations Tell the truth Don’t defend yourself Defy success Lead by waiting for God’s timing in…

Tell the Truth…And Live Like Jesus

By Dr. R. Scott Rodin Are you ready to lead in a selfless, sacrificial way? This week I explore, the 5 surefire ways to lose your reputation as a leader…and live like Jesus. Here’s the list: Fail to live up to other’s expectations Tell the truth Don’t defend yourself Defy success Lead by waiting for…

Fail to Live Up to Other's Expectations…and Live Like Jesus

By Dr. R. Scott Rodin For everyone in leadership who wants to follow Jesus, I would suggest the best place to start is Philippians 2:7, where Paul tells us that Jesus “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant.” It does not say that Jesus became a man of…

3 Mobile Ministry Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

 By Dustin Dalberg About a month ago, Holly Rein, our Digital Ministry Consultant at Five Q, brought to my attention Think Again: Assumptions About Mobile To Reconsider by Karolina Szczur on Smashing Mag. Holly asked what I thought of it, and if I had any response. First of all, kudos to Karolina for her work.…

A Historical Look At the Stages of Stewardship

By Kent R. Wilson, PhD Stewardship has not always had the same meaning throughout history. Excellent studies have been done on the development of stewardship in the history of the Christian church by Luther Powell and Robert Lynn Wood. In their analyses, one can see the roots of modern definitions and misconceptions of stewardship that…

CLA Online Academy: June 2013

Now is a good time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your summer months. One way to make them count is to invest in your own leadership development. CLA Online Academy has a strong line of up of courses for you to consider. Explore what’s happening this quarter online. Join…

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