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CLA Webcast 11.21.13: The Art & Science of Using Ministry Spokespeople

  Celebrity endorsements and engagement are considered one of the most effective means of marketing a product or idea. But are they really that effective in nonprofit ministry? This month, Jenny Lockwald shares the truth about the allure and power of celebrity engagement in both the mainstream and ministry arenas while assessing the benefits and…

CLA Webcast 11.21.13: The Art & Science of Using Ministry Spokespeople

  Celebrity endorsements and engagement are considered one of the most effective means of marketing a product or idea. But are they really that effective in nonprofit ministry? This month, Jenny Lockwald shares the truth about the allure and power of celebrity engagement in both the mainstream and ministry arenas while assessing the benefits and…

People: A Leverage Point for Change

By James Lewis, CCNL Your ministry is aging. The internal culture has changed, and the external context is vastly different than what you started with twenty or even ten years ago. To adjust to these changes many start by reviewing their mission statement, which defines the organization as a whole. However, my studies and experience have…

Raising Up Stewards

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. Most people think that the job of development professionals is to “raise money” for the ministries they serve. Others go a step further and express that they “build relationships with people” who already support or may be interested in supporting God’s work there. Both of these comments are byproducts or…

It Is The Veteran

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. ~ John 15:13 Millions of men and women have died, been wounded or gone missing for the safety and freedom of America. On this Veteran’s Day we remember their commitment and unselfish service. We praise God for their faithfulness and…

3 Principles of Truth and Trust

By Dan Busby Trust is difficult to earn, easy to lose, and even more difficult to regain. It has been said  “Trust leaves on horseback and returns on foot.” If true, there is no wonder it feels like the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, and Preakness Stakes have all three been running 24/7 in some high…

What We Need Every Day

By Doug Thorson As Christ followers we have been rescued from living a selfish and aimless life of sin and been reconciled to God as Father for the enjoyment of His great love and Kingdom purposes.  This rescue came through the death of Christ, on the cross for our sins that we might no longer…

The Crucial Upside of Workplace Friction

by Mark Griffin Every workplace has friction—that’s the simple truth. Anytime you have a few people working together on something, differences surface that create drag. We shouldn’t be surprised when conflict or tensions arise. Instead, we should be prepared and have some tactics on hand to facilitate a cooperative working environment and healthier relationships. Friction…

Navigating Icebergs: Greatest Challenges Facing Female Christian Leaders

By Dr. Halee Scott In my book, Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenge of Leadership for Christian Women, I argue that the bulk of the conversation about female Christian leaders is concerned with the degree of leadership a Christian woman is allowed to have. Though women are leading in both complementarian and egalitarian contexts, rarely have…

When Leaders Have Trouble with the Curve

By Scott Rodin If you watched the baseball playoffs and now the World Series it’s clear that most professional baseball players have a hard time hitting a good curveball. There is a different kind of curve that challenges every leader. It is the direction we are curved toward the people we lead and the organizations…

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