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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 »
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 »
Not Enough Money in the Budget to Hire Top Ministry Talent?

Not Enough Money in the Budget to Hire Top Ministry Talent?

Before Hiring the Top Talent Sometimes we get short sighted, and start asking questions at the moment we need them answered. Conversations about hiring the top talent and the best bet for the future should happen before you are ready to hire. Here are four questions you can use to help: Are we building great leaders? Are our current ministry staff members growing, developing and becoming better because we lead them well? Are we creating an atmosphere in which others get to use t ...Read more »
What Golf Has Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 3

What Golf Has Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 3

For the last few weeks, we have been talking about training and my golf game. You can check out What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 1 and Part 2. Everyone knows that training should provide a solution to problems. It should generate excitement and unify a strategy for making change. However, research tells us that we miss many of the benefits because we do not approach trainings with purpose.So, while the snow falls on the ground for some of you, we will take one more look at s ...Read more »
What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 2

What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 2

In my last blog, we began a conversation about trainings. I used my golf game to show that trainings are good, but they don’t encompass the whole solution. Today I want to continue the discussion and together I believe we can find a way to make trainings count. Principle #2: When Strength Meets Potential, Magic Happens I recently bought this great new golf club. Several sources told me that this club would add significant yards to my drive. However, when I took the new club and put my ol ...Read more »
4 Fundamentals of Finding a Great Fundraiser for Your Rescue Mission

4 Fundamentals of Finding a Great Fundraiser for Your Rescue Mission

We all know that our rescue missions need dynamic fundraisers if we are to meet our goals and accomplish our missions. Finding the person, with the right heart and skill can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Asking the right questions up front can greatly help you narrow your search and effectively sort through your prospects until you find the right person for the job! 1. Do they have a passion to know and serve Christ? A person’s own spiritual walk is so important to this position. ...Read more »
Christian Ministry's Endless Supply of Donors

Christian Ministry's Endless Supply of Donors

I recently heard a Christian ministry leader make this comment, “We just have a small pond of donors.” And, I have to be honest, it really bothered me. What that leader meant was, “The reason we can only do so much is we have limited resources.” I would like to offer the reason we do so little is we have limited vision for our organization, not limited resources. Unlimited Resources, Unfathomable Generosity Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so ...Read more »
How to Develop a Major Gift Project

How to Develop a Major Gift Project

We sometimes get a little stale in our approaches, right? We do capital campaigns to raise money and a lot of effort goes into preparing and celebrating. These campaigns are great, but sometimes they can also overwhelm us and create unnecessary work. Let’s take a minute to consider other alternatives that are outside of the box. Perhaps there are things you can do that will accomplish your goals and bring some real fun and excitement back to your team and your donors. Hypothetical Situa ...Read more »
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