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What Song is Your Life Streaming?

By Doug Nuenke How would those closest to you — your spouse, a close friend, or a team member — describe the melody of your life? Would they suggest a light-hearted Bach fugue or a dramatic Beethoven symphony? How would they characterize the tempo and the dynamics of your life?  “He was busy.” “She made…

Vacancy: A Cross for Everyone

Who, but the God of all imagination, could take the cross, the most barbaric tool of execution, and turn it into a symbol of hope and faith, a signature of all that is good in the world? There is a wealth of understanding to be discovered in the cross. In the historical account of Jesus’…

Kingdom Outcomes: Day Three Highlights

Today are the highlights from the last day of the 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @maurilo Best introduction of any sponsor at CLA. @Agroup was introduced to the tune of the Adam’s family song. LOVED it! #CLA14 @ToddAdkins We…

Kingdom Outcomes: Day Two Highlights

Today are the highlights from day two at 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @davidbpoetry Honored to be a part of @CLALeader this year. Amazing time speaking with Francia Chan last night. Excited for today! pic.twitter.com/lEOx1vycWZ @AndreaRHowey Most important question:…

Kingdom Outcomes: Day One Highlights

Today are the highlights from first day at 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @drivitzer Attentiveness, the rarest commodity in the world,” Os Guiness – according to Jedd Medefind #CLA14 @billmckinleyII The people we serve need to see that we have…

The Choice

Today is the first day of the 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Each year, CLA selects one book that captures the spirit of the theme. The conference book of the year for 2014 is, The Choice: The Christ-Centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes  (ECFA Press 2014) By Gary…

3 Core Characteristics of Kingdom Outcomes

Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D., R. Scott Rodin, Ph.D., & Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D. We propose that kingdom outcomes have three characteristics: Kingdom Outcomes are the Byproduct of Obedience to the Holy Spirit Kingdom outcomes are the result of submission to the leading of the Holy Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul reminds us that it is the Spirit…

How Do You Define Success?

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. How do you define success in your church or ministry setting? In The Choice: The Christ-Centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes, R. Scott Rodin, Wesley K. Willmer, and I suggest that most people define success in one of two ways, and this decision charts a predictable course that sends us down…

Making Your Performance Management System Work

By Mark Griffin  Poor employee performance can kill an organization. Low productivity, incompetence, and unneeded expenses are the last thing you want at any time, particularly in today’s tough economy. After decades of work in the field of business and human resources, I know that few things upgrade and energize an organization like a solid Performance…

The Common Good

Stanley Carlson-Thies shares his thoughts on protecting good works rooted in religious conviction. Trends Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance  (IRFA) is tracking:  One trend is a shrinking idea of the meaning of “religious exercise.” That impacts what the government must protect as part of religious freedom. It is being shrunk down to worship and worship institutions,…

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