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

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 »
3 Ways to Better Define Your Success as a Ministry Leader

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 »
What Is the Best Quality of a Leader?

What Is the Best Quality of a Leader?

Do you know what the best quality of a leader is?  I think if you had asked me this question when I was younger I might have said, success, or charisma, or something equally as fleeting. But, I was young and there was a lot I did not know then.  If I was to answer this question today, I would, without hesitation say that the best quality of a person in leadership is humility.  Because the more I have seen and been a part of I believe this quality is at the core of any greatnes ...Read more »
How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry

How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry

As an executive director of a Christian ministry or non-profit, you have the opportunity to work with a board of directors. In my experience, board members come from all sorts of different backgrounds: business owners, business executives, housewives, teachers, and the list goes on. Engaging a board with such diversity can be challenging to work. So, the best question to ask ourselves is, how do we do this well? In this blog I offer you some insight and encouragement. I know working with a boar ...Read more »
How to Lead Where You Are Now

How to Lead Where You Are Now

Sometimes people fall under the impression that leaders are only the people at the top. And because they think this way, they ignore the opportunity for leadership development. The problem with this mindset is leadership is not designated for only a certain group of people. Leadership is a process of influence—and everyone influences someone. This means you are a leader. Because, unless you live completely isolated, you influence someone. And, whether you lead one or many, you have an opp ...Read more »
Ask 5 Questions About How You Steward Your Money

Ask 5 Questions About How You Steward Your Money

Our finances can spark some of the greatest feelings of disappointment. I have been through some very difficult financial struggles. And not only did I fear being unable to provide for my family. I also felt the weight of what I perceived as failure.There is a reason so many cite financial disagreement or stress for their divorces today. Finances have the power to bring something out of us that exposes our deepest fears.Let me be clear, some of you may have already settled the role money plays i ...Read more »
7 Ways Your Leadership Can Build a Strong Team

7 Ways Your Leadership Can Build a Strong Team

For some people the idea of “Building a Great Team” sounds exciting—it may even feel very natural. For others it’s the worst thing they could imagine. Maybe you have experienced it? Being part of a team can be awesome, especially if everyone is sold out to the mission and taking ownership of their part. However, if you have lived long enough, you also know that it can be really hard. Some people would prefer to never rely on anyone else to get their job done. Working ...Read more »
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Randy Bronkema
Advocace Senior Consultant

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