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Living Generously By Ed McDowell

The Heart of Living Generously Living generously as Christ’s follower comes from believing that God always has more to give to meet a need.   God is inviting us to let His abundance flow through our lives to meet the needs of others while making sure we have what we need along the way.   Our response…

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Indifference or Commitment By Ed McDowell

The Invitation to Commitment  The invitation of Jesus Christ is a commitment to have relationship with Him and the Church to reach the world with the invitation to be reconciled to God and live victoriously with Him forever. This invitation to hear Jesus Christ knocking and speaking will always be accepted and responded to by…

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Turn Dependency into Discipleship By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

This post offers a biblical solution to the global problem. Christians and ministries face it and even unknowingly foster it through their international giving. It’s called dependency. To gain biblical insight for addressing it, let us look at the interaction between Jesus and the disciples in the account of the feeding of the five thousand…

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Learn to Navigate Leading Small By Robby Angle and Dr. Bruce McNichol

Five Best Practices for Leading Small Jesus modeled a leadership that had an outsized focus on deeply investing and leading small bands, first the 12, with even greater investment in Peter, James, and John. Jesus lived out this counterintuitive principle by leading small to accomplish greater influence. The validity of this model has not changed.…

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I Belong! An Alliance for Leaders Like You By W. Scott Brown

The Outcomes Conference 2022 “I Belong!” The Outcomes Conference 2022, April 26-28, in Louisville, Kentucky was themed “I Belong!” This dynamic event brought together like-minded leaders, who are on a journey of becoming lifelong friends through a shared passion for God’s kingdom work in our world today. I love the way Christian Leadership Alliance president…

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Multiplying Stewards By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

A 4-Step Approach to Multiplying Stewards God wants all stewards to participate in spreading the good news of Jesus. However, our strategies often bear little fruit. Why? I think we ignore the example of Jesus and how He engaged people and aimed at multiplication. Consider His 4-step approach and how you might multiply stewards at…

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BEYOND DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT BY AMY SEWELL

Pushing Beyond Digital Engagement to the Point of Return! When  I started in the nonprofit sector I was leading the digital team for an organization communicating with approximately one million people on social media. Their followers were passionate and engaged—regularly commenting, sharing, and liking—and our following was growing by leaps and bounds. MISSING CONVERSION When…

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A Season of Passing the Baton By Dr. Zenet MaraMara

Everything is for a season, a time for every activity under heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1 After 20 years of serving as the founding CEO of the Christian Stewardship Association, I have entered the season when it time to pass the baton. For many leaders, letting go is much more complex than hanging on. We can get…

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Mastering the Hook By Terry Whalin

Master the Hook and You Engage the Reader It is fundamental that in any writing you do, you must hook the reader to engage them. Last week a friend who purchased a couple of my books made some comments on Facebook to show me how she read those books. My Billy Graham biography which she read in…

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Where Do Your Strategies Stand? By Shannon Litton

Time to Evaluate Your Core Strategies When is the last time you assessed your communication strategies? Is your audience hearing your message loud and clear, or is your story getting lost in translation?  Where does your brand stand? Do you know where you net out on the 5by5 scale of Clarity and Reach? 5by5 is…

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