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5 Reasons Why The Big Picture Matters

By Rick Dunham One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our way throughout the day. When that…

March 25, 2013: Last Day to Register for CLA Online Academy

Spring is in the air and today, March 25, is your last day to register for CLA Online Academy‘s spring quarter! Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) offers you a great new way to continue your leadership education online with CLA Online Academy. This learning experience is powered by the platform of Azusa Pacific Online University.  The combination…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #11

 Embrace the High Calling If you are a leader who is serious about making a difference in your role, I suggest you consider the why of the responsibility assigned to you. As a believer, you are gifted with a task that is too noble to describe merely as a profession. You are in a place…

3 Essential Components of a High Performing Ministry Website

By Maurilio Amorim What if the entire scope of your ministry had to be done online? The question is not as far fetched as one might imagine. In fact, it’s one that Christian Leadership Alliance had to ask. With today’s ever-evolving technologies, an online presence is not just a ministry tool; rather, it is the…

5 Characteristics of a Steward Leader

 By Kent R. Wilson, PhD Steward leaders have their roots as far back as in ancient Greece, Rome, and Israel, where stewards ran most of the commercial enterprises, estates, farms, and even political services. They were given considerable latitude and freedom to manage the business or estate with the trust and confidence of the owner.…

5 Stories Every Fundraiser Must Learn to Tell

By Ron Frey Every fundraiser knows that a compelling story told extremely well is what makes your cause real to people. Stories help us influence donors to express their love for God and others through generosity. Yet how do you tell the same story over and over without evoking a yawn from your donors? A…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #10

 Be A Coach The success of any organization will depend in large part on whether the leader has chosen the right people for the right jobs, just like a coach forming a team.  Once the right people are on the team, a coach helps them succeed by allowing them the freedom to use their gifts.…

iChurchMethod: 5 Ways 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…

Finding The Freedom to Lead in the Dirt

 By Scott Rodin Sometimes the most profound insights come to us in the simplest forms. Remember The One Minute Manager, Who Moved My Cheese and the insights from Jim Collins that included The Hedgehog, The Flywheel and the Big Hairy Audacious Goal? A number of us in Christian leadership believe that the Steward Leader is the…

Got Alignment?

 by Tom Okarma If you stop to think about it, leaders can significantly increase the impact of their nonprofit agencies without spending an extra dime. Say what? Let’s say your agency has: Experienced leadership-CHECK! A clear and compelling strategic plan-CHECK! The respect and support of the community where you operate-CHECK! A hardworking board and staff-CHECK! A cadre…

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