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The Urgency of Trust By Dee Ann Turner

The Urgency and Power of Trust In today’s uncertain climate, we see the level of trust people have in leaders of the business and political world declining rapidly.  The Edelman Trust Barometer for 2018 says, “People’s trust in business, government, NGOs and media remained largely unchanged from 2017 — 20 of 28 markets surveyed now…

One Thing We Own By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

The One Thing We Own – Our Mistakes As steward leaders, there is ONE thing we must OWN – our mistakes. UGH! Y’all, I blew it. Here we are. The team is gathered for our monthly meeting. The room is abuzz. The conversation is rich. The meeting’s goal is to provide an opportunity to foster…

Goal-Setting Tips for Leaders By Lee Ellis

Three Springtime Goal-Setting Tips for Leaders If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about achieving goals that you set earlier in the year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama. Just avoid making goals altogether. Seriously, you say? The concept of stretch goals for personal and professional growth can…

2018 Consul Award By W. Scott Brown

  World Vision’s Rich Stearns  – 2018 Alliance Consul On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Christian Leadership Alliance honored World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns as a Christian Leadership Alliance Consul. This is the Alliance’s highest honor, and it recognizes distinguished and exemplary service to the field of Christian nonprofit leadership. A CLA Consul, over a…

More Efficient Recruiting and Hiring By Heather Mausz

4 Steps to a More Efficient Recruiting and Hiring Process Recruiting and hiring new employees is a task every organization has to explore, but ministry-based nonprofits are unique in their needs. When organizations take the time to look beyond requisite skills and prior work experience, they begin to refine their search in ways that help…

Four Groups of Givers By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Are you a giver ready to grow? To help givers grow, I suggest they find themselves in the groups that mirror the four soils in Mark 4:1-20. Though only one exhibits the fruit of the Spirit of “generosity” (Galatians 5:22-23, NRSV), there’s hope for anyone willing to work their soil, receive the seed of the…

Chainsaw or Scalpel? By William A Horton

Chainsaw or Scalpel? Which is the best tool for you? We all know that a chainsaw is used to cut down trees. A scalpel is a tool that a doctor uses to perform surgery. You would never imagine giving a plastic surgeon a chainsaw or a lumberjack a scalpel. Yet, we have all used the…

An Effective Annual Report by Randon Samelson

A ministry’s single most powerful tool is found in one report. At COUNSEL & CAPTIAL, we believe the annual report of Christian Churches and ministries is the single most important and powerful tool they have to tell their story. To incentivize them to pay closer attention to them, we decided to do something a bit…

Change By Mark L. Vincent

Change always changes us. Change is normal. Some of it is not welcome. Some of it is. The difference is usually what we selfishly perceive the benefit to be. We are not so altruistic that we welcome change benefiting others when it calls for sacrifice from us. When we resist change, we do well to…

Generous Paradigm-Shifting Discipleship By Patrick Johnson

 How to Initiate Generous, Paradigm-Shifting Discipleship Our vision for generosity at GenerousChurch is to break the mold! To shake it up so that the people sitting in the seats of your church sense a spiritual tremor and ask, “What just happened?” We want to equip church leaders like you to unleash generous disciples. The Reality…

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