Posts Tagged ‘mission’

Investing in Your People and Mission By Giselle Jenkins

Investing in Your People is Investing in Your Mission Every mission leader faces this moment of dread at one time or another. A team member says, “I’ve got some news to share; can we get together?” This person who you value dearly, who is committed to your cause and is a great coworker, tells you…

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The Greater Mission By Scott Rodin

The Greater Mission and Mission Statements For the past 20+ years I have been helping organizations write or revise their mission statements. Used properly, mission statements are both an anchor point and a guide. By clearly articulating who we are, what we do, and why we do it, our mission statement speaks both internally by…

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Invest in Every Christian Leader Thriving

A Call to Invest in the Multiplication of Thriving Leaders In October 2019,  the Christian Leadership Alliance board of directors changed the Alliance’s mission statement to, “Every Christian Leader Thriving.” This change happened because they envision a world in which all Christian leaders would  steward their lives, resources and callings with Christ-honoring excellence, influence and…

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A Christmas Lesson on Margin By Gary G. Hoag

A Christmas Lesson on Finding and Making Margin Every year a different word or phrase from the Christmas story jumps out to me. Perhaps this happens to you as well. This year, I can’t get these words out of my mind:“no guest room available.” There was “no guest room available” to welcome a humble pregnant…

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5 Ways to Focus Board Meetings By Randy Bronkema

5 Ways to Change the Focus of Your Board Meetings You can begin to change the focus your board meeting and achieve great and meaningful work by focusing on five key priorities. Mission First Every time you meet, review the mission and make this a focus. Ensure that your organization has a clear view of…

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Culture Over Vision or Mission By Doug Mazza

The Culture far outweighs an organization’s vision or mission. Your culture is more important to your success than your vision or mission. All sustainable success requires a great culture. “May the God who gives endurance, and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one…

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Business as Mission By Kehinde Ojo

Do you consider your business as mission? Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come’  (Luke 19:13, ESV) The story is told of a group of people who lived near a coast. After years of observing shipwreck at sea and the resultant loss…

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The Short Mission Statement By Mark L. Vincent

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Short Mission Statement The organizational development Community of Practice of which I am Founder expresses its corporate mission statement as follows: Design Group International helps organizations and their leaders transform for a vibrant future. It is 13 words long, including the name of our company. It is clear and…

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Mission Drift By Shawn Manley

It’s Not Mission Drift I’ve served many years in various nonprofit roles, from founder to pastor to board chair. In my decades of training and experience, there is one term that really rankles my feathers: Mission Drift. Mission Drift is often affixed to faith-based organizations. Consultants, speakers and bloggers like to throw around this code…

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Preserving Culture By Jeff Jernigan

Preserving Culture in Faith-Based Organizations By Jeff Jernigan ~ A culture is only as good as its leadership. Programs, mission integration, and other methods of establishing and growing a distinct culture are important, but only if the desired traits for the organization are being demonstrated on a day-to-day basis by people in leadership roles. A…

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