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Risk Management By Persuitti, Bushnell, and Rice

Risk Management: It’s vital for your ministry. By Peter A. Persuitti, Phil Bushnell and Dr. James A. Rice ~ Think of risk management as a prudent, informed enabling of the ministry that is the lifeblood of our building Christ’s kingdom on earth. Risk management is “vital”. In fact, the word vital derives from the Latin…

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The Owner's Will By Howard Rich

Do you understand the Owner’s will?  By Howard Rich ~ Have you ever used a little laser light to play with a cat? Cats will chase that little light all over a room, and even try to climb up a wall to catch the tiny spot created by the concentrated beam of light. As a…

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An Urgent Plea By Scott Rodin

An Urgent Plea to Christian Leaders By Scott Rodin ~ The music is getting louder. In the third chapter of the book of Daniel, three men stood in the midst of a cultural collision. The society in which they lived and served was demanding allegiance to a set of values that directly conflicted with those…

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Knowledge Stewards By Jon Hirst

Are you wired to be a good knowledge steward? By Jon Hirst~ My wife and I are raising our children to steward the resources that God has given them wisely. As we walk alongside them in that journey, I have realized that some stewardship responsibilities are easier to get your head around than others. For…

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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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A Steward's Calling By Howard Rich

A Steward’s Calling in Christ By Howard Rich~   I have been thinking about my calling in Christ quite a bit lately. In the Bible when Jesus called a person to Himself, He most often simply said, “Follow me.” I was fifteen years old when Jesus reached into my life and said those words to…

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Digital Donor Acquisition By Lindsey Lind and Carol Patterson

Digital Donor Acquisition – It Matters! By Lindsey Lind  and Carol Patterson ~ Many nonprofits expect to lose over 60% of their first time donors. For many of us, this statement is a frightening reality of our role within development. Ultimately, God has everything under His control and it’s through His plan that the dollars…

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Developing Strategic Donor Campaigns by Douglas Shaw

By Douglas K. Shaw ~ In developing strategic donor campaigns, we need biblical stewardship principles to navigate this new world. The overarching principle is that we are, for a fact, using every channel available to us, in the most effective way. And just as every channel is unique, so is every ministry. Because we are…

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A Pauline Perspective on Locating Best Practices by Dr. Gary Hoag

By Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. ~ What is a Pauline perspective on locating best practices? Every winter for more than a decade I have facilitated a research project with a peer group of evangelical seminary leaders. We share various data points linked to advancement—ranging from communications to development—and analyze insights that surface in the findings.…

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