Posts Tagged ‘excellence’

Working for God By Ron Frey

What is different about working for God? I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about people who are living a secret life by working remotely at two jobs. (August 14-15, 2021, Page B1) As the article says, “the money can be great, but it comes with a constant fear of getting caught.”…

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Pursue Excellence By Paul Swamidass

Are you pursuing excellence? A culture of excellence in life may enable a Christian leader to take on challenges that he/she otherwise cannot. Young David Overcomes A National Crisis The nation of Israel faced an existential threat from the Philistine army when the giant, Goliath, issued a challenge to King Saul and his army (1…

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Excellence in Governance Opportunities for You

Inspire Excellence in the Governance of Your Ministry The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has declared 2019 the year of excellence in Board Governance. To support this proclamation, they are offering one-day training intensives for CEOs and Board Chairs in eight different cities this fall. These events are designed to help boards become more…

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The Annual Report Contest By Randon Samelson

Your Annual Report Bridges the Gap Counsel & Capital strongly believes that the single most important tool for a ministry to build a bridge of confidence with major donors is the annual report.  Most ministries do not produce an Annual Report and those that do rarely connect with their audience in a meaningful way. To…

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Run the Distance

What if you were willing to run the distance? Growth endeavors require commitment and this resolve is essential to press though the pain of change and transformation. So it is true with your personal leadership growth. And when it comes to achieving a level of leadership excellence, well that demands a moment-by-moment commitment to run…

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A Pursuit of Excellence By W. Scott Brown

A Pursuit of Excellence for God’s Glory and Purpose By W. Scott Brown ~ On March 20, 1976, a meeting was held that would change the trajectory of the Christian ministry world. On that evening, 20 Christian leaders came together in a small room in Rodger Young Auditorium in Los Angeles with a shared desire…

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The Legacy of Leadership with Mark Holbrook

A Perspective on the Legacy of Leadership – An Interview with Mark Holbrook Mark G. Holbrook is passionate about the integration of biblical principles into the workplace. He serves as the vice chairman of Christian Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) board of directors, and as the board chair for ECFA. He has served in various leadership roles…

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5 Steps to Kingdom-Focused Excellence Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D.

By Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D., CCNL. Today I have outlined 5 steps to kingdom-focused excellence. I am often asked, “How do you measure excellence in a Christ-centered ministry?” This list is in response to that question and will ensure you are leading your ministry down the right path. 1. Determine that your ministry’s mandate is…

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Trust Changes Everything

Trust is essential to the success of any organization, and Christ-centered organizations understand this responsibility as more than just good business practice — it’s a call to honor God in every aspect of ministry. As president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an organization that accredits ministries with its seal of trust, Dan…

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A Story of God-honoring Excellence by Dr. Deana L. Porterfield

By Dr. Deana L. Porterfield Early in my career at Azusa Pacific University, my mentor — then current president Dr. Jon Wallace — regularly used the phrase, “Excellence honors God and mediocrity is a sin.” I struggled with the phrase, attempting to understand my daily call, while not becoming legalistic in how I measured my…

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