Posts Tagged ‘First Image’

Shifting the Weight of Leadership By Larry Gadbaugh

Are you ready to shift the weight of Leadership? We have all felt the added weight of leadership in this extraordinary season.   More than ever the people we serve are in greater need of wise, caring, and courageous direction and support. We have been called as leaders to advance our God-given mission to represent…

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Understanding Executive Compensation By Larry Gadbaugh

With executive compensation, how much is enough? My executive compensation was one of the first things the Board Chair talked to me about when I was hired as CEO 20 years ago. As a former pastor, I had never been involved in that negotiation. Our elders had always dealt with such things. I was about…

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Leadership as Worship By Larry Gadbaugh

What difference would it make if we viewed our calling in leadership as worship? Following Jesus in our stewardship as leaders includes helping those we lead and live as an act of worship. Jesus understood that his Father’s calling for him was to lead others to become true worshipers of God [Jn 4:23]. God calls…

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Focus on Faithfulness By Larry Gadbaugh

  What does faithfulness look like in this season? This question about faithfulness has become an essential in my pursuit of being a good steward of my calling.  Discerning the answer to this question helps me gain direction during the most challenging and uncertain periods of leading our organization. As the new CEO of First…

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Shaken By Larry Gadbaugh

A Whole Lot Has Been Shaken! Portland, Oregon has been shaken. This is where I was born and raised, and I’ve never seen this kind of upheaval here before. As if the Pandemic wasn’t enough to rattle our cage, in recent weeks we’ve become the poster community for sustained racial protest and trial by wildfire…

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What Succeeds a Heart Attack? By Larry Gadbaugh

Have you ever wondered what succeeds a heart attack? On November 8 I had a heart attack. It wasn’t in my strategic plan. What they call “the Widow-Maker,” since I had no family history, no health indicators, or symptoms of heart problems. But, the good news is, I’ve had good recovery, a good prognosis, and…

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Seeing the Reflection of God By Larry Gadbaugh

The Weird and Wonderful Reflection of God My son and I had bounced out to our local grocery store to pick up a few items. As usual we encountered fellow shoppers with bedhead hair, profanity-laced sweatshirts, PJs, face and body piercings, and outfits designed to display as many of their tattoos as possible. My hometown’s unofficial…

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The Upside of Downturns By Larry Gadbaugh

Is there upside of the downturn you are facing? Downturns get our attention. What do you do when God calls you to expand your outreach, and your resources shrink? First Image (Pregnancy Resources of Portland) was on track for increasing the number of people we were serving throughout our city when the economy sprung a…

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