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Do your listeners and donors recommend your station?

When you want your organization to grow, make sure your customers (including listeners and donors) become evangelists for your brand.  That means your customer is ready and enthusiastic about recommending you to their friends. Do you know what your listeners and donors think of your brand?

[VIDEO] How Do I Grow My Ministry with Advocace?

Your ministry is different. God gave you a different purpose, a different place and different people to engage. Those differences are why you want to talk with Advocace.

How Can DonorCompass Help You?

Nonprofit leaders are busy! How does a leader do what is on their plate AND cultivate a portfolio of major donors?

Leaders tell us that DonorCompassSM helps prioritize the donors who can help move the ministry forward.

[VIDEO] How Do I Get Team Members Up to Speed?

Why do team members not always perform at a level that leaders expect? As leaders we want our team member to work independently and accomplish the goals we set. Watch my 2 minute video below and let me share with you how you can bring new or under-performing team members up to speed in just 15 minutes a day.

[VIDEO] How Does a Servant Leader Delegate?

You've heard the term "servant leader". Jesus was a servant leader. The term even sounds good. We all want to be a servant leader! But what happens when there is too much to serve and not enough leader time?

How Can I Hire Top Quality Ministry Staff?

The old saying is true, "The best time to fire someone is before you hire them." Advocace's RIGHT Coach can help you hire top quality ministry staff that help propel your ministry's vision forward. Watch my 3-minute video below, then request your free RIGHT Coach Consultation >>

How Can Leadership and Management Coaching Help You Reach Your Vision?

Ministry executives (like you) are so busy! Watch my 1-minute video on how Leadership and Management Coaching can help you, as a ministry executive, bring your team alongside your vision and pursue it whole-heartedly.

Then, request your free, 1-hour consultation to hear more about how Leadership and Management Coaching can help you impact your staff and move your ministry forward.

Request Your Free 1-Hour Consultation>>

How Can I Get My Board and Staff On the Same Page?

Sometimes you don’t feel like your board and staff are even on the same page, much less the same planet! See how Advocace helped bring the board and staff of one ministry together to achieve their vision.

Also, here are a few other blogs and tools on board and staff management:

Increased Faith and Deliverance from Control of the Calculator

In our Christian ministries, we have board members or staff members who struggle to dream. They find solace in calculating why something cannot work. Jesus also had these people in his life. Look at how A.W. Tozer sees Philip as Jesus envisions feeding the five thousand. Philip answered, “Two hundred silver pieces wouldn’t be enough to buy bread for each person to get a piece.” John 6:7 (MSG) Philip the Calculator A.W. Tozer writes in Tozer on Christian Leadership: A 366-Day Devotional, Here in the New Testament was Philip the Calculator—Philip the Mathematician, Philip the Clerk. There was need for a miracle and Philip set out to calculate the odds. Probably every Christian group has at least one person with a calculator. I have sat on boards for many years and rarely is there a board without a Philip the Calculator among its members. When you suggest something, out comes the calculator to prove that it cannot be done… As I say, I have been sitting on these boards for m ...

How to Crawl Out of the Christian Ministry Leadership Crisis, Part 4

It happened in sixth grade in Mr. Gilbeaux’s math class, in front of all my classmates. My name was called. As a result of test scores, I was placed in remedial math. I learned I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. That’s a lesson I’ve never forgotten. Dear Christian ministry leader—you’re not as smart as you think you are. Every single one of us has blind spots. With ever-changing market conditions, new competitors and changing technology – every single Christian ministry leader needs all the help they can get. But can we admit we need that help? There’s a phrase I often repeat when the PAR leadership team meets and it is true. I’m the dumbest person in the room. This truth has led me to do three things. I encourage you to do these three things as well. Hire People Smarter Than You First, hire people who are smarter than you. You can’t be an expert in everything. Be an expert at knowing what you don’t know.  ...

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