Posts Tagged ‘InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’

Wonder By Alec Hill

We all need wonder in our lives. Wonder makes us gasp, causing us to say, “oh my.” It may be experienced while walking on a shoreline, watching a newborn enter the world, or listening to incredible music.   As ministry leaders, we sense wonder when our mission is fleshed out before our eyes. This may…

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To Conceal or Disclose By Alec Hill

Conceal or Disclose: When Keeping a Secret Can Be Good or Bad It takes wisdom to discern the right time to conceal or disclose sensitive information. When I became InterVarsity’s president, my intent was to be fully transparent. No secrets. But overtime, I began to rethink my approach. I came to see that some secrets…

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Confessions of a White Leader By Alec Hill

My Confession as a White Leader I’m a white boomer who has had the good fortune of leading two ethnically diverse teams. The first, as a regional director for World Relief, involved resettling 1,000 refugees a year. The second was as president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During my 14 year tenure, staff of color increased…

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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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Stop Raising Up Leaders By Alec Hill and Justin Lawrence

Leaders who can’t manage aren’t really leaders at all! A cottage industry has sprung up around Christian leaders and leadership. Whether it’s conferences, books, videos, or degree programs, there is no shortage of places to listen to inspiring thought leaders. What’s Missing But as we assess churches and other non-profits, this charge-ahead leadership model is…

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What Happens When the Senior Leader is Hit by A Bus? By Alec Hill

Your Senior Leader is Hit by a Bus: How Ministries Can Survive Unexpected Leadership Transitions “What will we do if our senior leader gets hit by a bus?” is a question often asked by boards. In 2015, I had served as InterVarsity’s president for 14 years. Despite assorted bumps, the ministry was experiencing a fruitful…

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Sustaining Momentum By Tom Lin

Sustaining momentum depends on your infrastructure. By Tom Lin ~ Momentum begins with something that ignites your passion and fuels your dreams. It propels you and your ministry forward insistently, relentlessly and consistently. That momentum started for me as a college student at Harvard University, where my faith came alive through the ministry of InterVarsity…

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