Grow Your Ministry With These Blogs

If you want to improve performance of your ministry in fundraising, increase ministry growth toward a big vision or lead your organization with confidence, these articles can accelerate your journey.  Advocace consultants, researchers and editors post counsel, advice and direction to help Christian ministries grow.  See for yourself by clicking on these articles--a part of Advocace's commitment to pro bono encouragement and education of Christian ministry leaders.


 

How to Coach Your Team Using the Columbo Playbook

This year, I’m intentionally studying the art of asking good questions. Questions others embrace. So, I was intrigued to be introduced to an unorthodox leader recently who leads a group called Box of Crayons. Box of Crayons develops 10-minute coaching skills for leaders. The leader’s name is Michael Bungay Stanier. Watch how he uses the Columbo method in coaching... Read more...

Asking "What Would Jesus Do?" Can Change How You Lead

What Would Jesus Do? Think about this from a leadership stand-point. Even non-Jesus followers would be hard pressed to find another leader so effective that in only three years of ministry His work would forever redefine religion. Is there anything we can learn about this leader and the work He did to so effectively create lasting change? Read more...

Stop Being Bullied by Bad Hires

Have you’ve been bullied? No, not the bullies on the playground. I am talking about workplace bullies. Those employees that may not kick and scream out loud, but still push and manipulate you to get their way. That, my friend, is a bully. Advocace’s RIGHT CoachSM can help your ministry recruit, interview, group interview, hire, train and coach new key staff members. Read more...

3 Ways to Better Define Your Success as a Ministry Leader

Success. When I started out my professional life, success was everything to me. I chased it. I achieved it. I wanted more and more and more of it. And the more I achieved, the less satisfied I became, always looking for my next move—and always feeling that I wasn’t there yet. This one destination, success, it drove me. It was highly motivating—and costly. Read more...

How Can I Effectively Connect with My Donors?

When a friend misunderstands something you say, do you find yourself responding, "but that's not what I said...or at least what I meant?" Then you try to restate your message more clearly. When that happens you are reminded again that words matter. And it's seldom more true that in our communications with our donors. Read more...