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Redefining Stewardship

By Dr. John R. Frank A blog is a type of conversation, is it not? So lets have a conversation about the definition of stewardship. I challenge blog aficionados to come to the blog and discuss a topic that most do not like to talk about. In fact, our seminaries do not teach it, our…

How to Advance Your Ministry Online

By Jason Caston The world is rapidly changing, and in order to keep up, and minister effectively to your congregation, you need to take advantage of the latest technology that your parishioners are using to stay connected with friends and family, do business, and take care of their personal and spiritual needs. This can be…

Following God's Lead: Pamela Palumbo's Story

In 1982, Pamela Palumbo, volunteered for what she thought was going to be a six-month stint at her church’s ministry to women at risk for abortions. Thirty-one years later, she continues as CEO of the Pregnancy Clinic, with locations in Annapolis, Bowie Crofton, and Severna Park, Md. She spoke with Outcomes about how the ministry has embraced…

Caretakers of Creation

 By Howard Rich I was recently remembering the environmental and anti-littering commercials that were on television during my childhood.  Maybe you remember them too.  One ad campaign featured a Native American seated on a horse, a tear of sadness rolling down his cheek, as he gazed upon the litter piled up in the valley below…

Taking Care of Your Donors

By Rick Dunham According to a Nielsen, 92 percent of people trust recommendations from family and friends above any form of advertising. Yet when most organizations think of how to grow their support or advance their cause, the first thing they run to is marketing or some sort of public relations effort. Make no mistake,…

Join the Voices of Gratitude

We discover over and over again in God’s Word that He, alone, is worthy of our praise. Our praise, adoration, and thanksgiving brings Him delight and increases our intimacy with Him. In Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica, he makes clear God’s will for us: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s…

4 Reasons Why Following Well Matters

By James C. Galvin Leadership remains a white-hot topic. Amazon lists over 1,000 new titles that will be released in 2013 alone. That means a new book on leadership is being listed on Amazon every eight hours. I decided to add to the overabundance and write a book that would help people formulate a sound…

Yahoo! Scrapped Telecommuting – Should You?

By Mark Griffin As a long-time veteran in the field of human resources (HR), I’ve seen telecommuting storm onto the scene through advances in technology. Telecommuting employees complete work from remote locations, and sometimes the method backfires. In February 2013, Yahoo!’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, killed the long-standing policy that allowed employees to work from home.…

Grace and The Steward Leader

By  Mark L. Vincent Preparing to teach Biblical Foundations of Executive Leadership this coming January (shameless plug for the CLA online courses and the CCNL credential!), I am revisiting the three-fold process of becoming a Steward Leader that Scott Rodin identifies in his book The Steward Leader.  What follows below comes from some of the content…

CLA Webcast 11.21.13: The Art & Science of Using Ministry Spokespeople

  Celebrity endorsements and engagement are considered one of the most effective means of marketing a product or idea. But are they really that effective in nonprofit ministry? This month, Jenny Lockwald shares the truth about the allure and power of celebrity engagement in both the mainstream and ministry arenas while assessing the benefits and…

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