About CLA Founding Blog Sponsors: ECFA and BCWI

Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) unites, trains, and equips Christian leaders to think higher for greater kingdom gain. We move beyond good Christian management to empower Christian leadership that’s catalytic in its transformation of people, their organizations, and ultimately the world.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. ~ Colossians 3:16

The CLA blog represents one of the learning experiences we provide today’s Christian leader. Designed to communicate thought leadership, new ideas, and inspiration, this publication is made possible by the full support of two very important sponsors, the Evangelical Christian Financial Association (ECFA) and the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.

ECFA accreditation entitles a ministry to use the ECFA seal and receive other Accreditation Benefits. The continuing use of the seal depends on the ministry’s good faith compliance with all ECFA Standards.

Best Christina Workplace InstituteBest Christian Workplaces Institute is a research-based organizational development and human resources Nonprofit Corporation providing integrated solutions designed to transform the health of Christian organizations.

BCWI helps numerous organizations gain a clearer picture of their workplace environment and how to take steps to be better stewards of their human resources. BCWI looks forward to continuing to serve and improve Christian organizations through its future research and consulting projects.

CLA highly regards the mission and work of ECFA and BCWI. Together they provide critical assessment and accountability measurements for Christians committed to God-honoring excellence and stewardship. Solid business and people practices signal organization health and are foundational in effectively reaching the world for Christ.

Each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. ~ I Corinthians 3:13-15

Because we are an alliance of mission focused Christians who lead in today’s high-impact Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses, we strongly recommend and encourage our members to consistently participate in the evaluation programs available through ECFA and BCWI.