Posts Tagged ‘Chrstian Leadership Alliance’

God’s Gift to Us

The Gift of God with Us During these days, we turn our thoughts and affections on God’s greatest gift to this world. We celebrate the gift of God with us. And we remember His birth and its place in God’s ultimate plan of redemption. John 1:11-14, KJV  He was in the world, and the world…

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Breaking Down Persistence By Alec Hill

The Power of Persistence We can learn much from those who harnessed the power of persistence. I am reminded of an unlikely hero named Ed Drake. In 1859, Ed was an unemployed 38-year-old drifter. But he had a big idea. He wondered whether it would be possible to drill for oil with the same technology…

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Culture Shift and Changing Laws By Scott Blakeman

  Changing Culture is Changing Laws and Policies. Are you ready? You’ve probably noticed that the culture around us is changing, and it’s changing fast. One of the major drivers of these changes is the embrace and outright celebration of a radical, unbiblical view of human sexuality. In the legal and governmental realms, sexual orientation…

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Reset Your Rhythms By Gary G. Hoag

Seven Ways to Reset Your Rhythms in 2021   I want to invite you to join me in resetting your rhythms in 2021. Let me explain. God often gives diligent stewards bigger roles with greater responsibilities. Perhaps you can relate? And, I don’t know about you, but with COVID it seemed like everything multiplied exponentially.…

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The VUCA Vortex By Ron Frey

  Are You in the VUCA Vortex? The military defines VUCA as Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity – the environment of war. If the year of 2020 has you living in a VUCA Vortex, I have two encouraging thoughts for you: You can turn the VUCA experience into a positive force, and Don’t go it…

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The Outcomes Conference Digital Experience 2020: Transform

A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR YOU We are excited to announce that the Outcomes Conference 2020 experience is happening. As you already know, due to the Coronavirus, we are unable to hold the conference in person and are transforming this years’ experience from a three-day in-person event into a seven-day digital experience! Now you have the…

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Unexpected Encounters By Jon Lewis

Stewarding Unexpected Encounters One of the key lessons I’ve been teaching in my Steward Leader seminars for African audiences is the importance of stewarding encounters and relationships with other people. I usually start out by highlighting what typically goes wrong in relating to others.  We either consider them as: means to our own ends, or…

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The Blessing and Breaking By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

The Blessing and Breaking for Him, by Him, and through Him “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it, broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’” Matthew 26:26 ESV Broken open. Exposed. The tearing of the crust. Soft and tender bread revealed. The promise of…

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What is Active Leadership? By Robert McFarland

How would you define “Active Leadership” ? “Active Leadership” is leadership that is fully engaged and intentional. Active Leaders think through the impact they want to have—and the thinking they need to cultivate to achieve it—and they deliberately use every opportunity they have to influence their followers to that end. They take their responsibility as…

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Development and Finance Teamwork By Winters Richwine

Development and Finance Teams Working Together Planned gifts like charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, donor advised funds, etc. can be key sources of funding for Christian nonprofit organizations.  Because these types of gifts include ongoing interaction with donors, they can also be relationship builders for future gifts.  However, planned gifts are often complex and involve…

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