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10 Final Steps Towards a Brand New Year

No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling…

Getting Out of the Maze

By Scott Rodin Jesus proclaimed that He is ‘the way, the truth and the life.” If that is right (and it is), then why do we sometimes feel like we have lost our way? In our careers in leadership we will find ourselves from time to time feeling like we are just muddling through rather…

Tired and Want to Quit?

By Dan Busby Ever get tired and want to quit? I certainly have. And, there are certain times in life when we should quit. When we discern what we are doing is not in accordance with God’s plan, we should quit. If we are headed in the wrong direction, we should quit traveling that way.…

Top 10 List of New Testament Givers and their Gifts

by Gary G. Hoag, PhD The context for my post today is the Christmas season when our thoughts focus on gift giving. Rather than direct your attention to purchasing a home entertainment system, the latest name brand clothing or the newest toys for girls and boys, I want to shift our gaze from this century…

Internet Evangelism: The Case for Actually Getting Results

By John Edmiston One of the most frequent objections to Internet evangelism and to the use of information technology in missions is that of numbers and results being seen as worldly and therefore as “unspiritual”. Jesus was transformational. Jesus changed the situation that He was in. The change was visible, measurable, and often astonishing. The…

A New Battle for Hearts, Minds and Global Redemption

By Gordon Marcy With the Internet becoming increasingly important for nearly everybody, I’m amazed to hear that so many Christian leaders and ministries are still reluctant to develop full-time online outreach. The Internet is not a fad. Usage continues to soar and there’s no sign of it slowing down. In 2013, over 2.7 billion people…

There's No Competition in God's Kingdom Work

By Steve Cummings I love radical ideas and I love living a radical life for Jesus. I live with strong convictions and a passion for seeking after God’s heart.  Even as a MGO, I am called to live radically in my kingdom position of raising resources for God’s work.  Can I get real with you…

CLA Webcast 12.19.13: Turning Potential into Performance

  Want the secret to understanding and successfully recruiting the younger generation into your organization? People born after 1990 are often referred to as “Generation iY” and many companies across the US are grappling with the complexities of employing them and helping their transition into corporate culture. Join Dr. Tim Elmore in our upcoming webcast on…

How The Internet is Changing Evangelism and Missions

By John Edmiston There are currently 2.4 billion active Internet users, and  another 3 billion are expected to be online within five years as cellphones increasingly become Internet enabled smartphones and as cheap digital devices proliferate. The changes are not only quantitative, they are also qualitative. The  essential dynamics of Christian ministry are being fundamentally altered.…

3 Reasons to Embrace Technology in 2014

By Kristen Pope Humanitarian organizations use text messaging to collect donations after a disaster. Some ministries house all their assets online for advocates to download and share. Churches have giving kiosks in the lobby to cater to the new generation of cash and checkless givers. Many ministries and nonprofits are successfully embracing technology to market, fundraise…

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