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Increased Faith and Deliverance from Control of the Calculator

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 ...Read more »
Advocace’s Motivation for Working with Christian Nonprofits

Advocace’s Motivation for Working with Christian Nonprofits

God has given me this great vision: Help Christian ministries and nonprofits reach their vision and take forward the Gospel. There could be no better way to spend my days than fulfilling this purpose.

Our team at Advocace shares this vision. We work with leaders of nonprofit organizations to ensure that more homeless people have a bed at night, more men and women receive education and grow into Christian leaders, and more families come to a point of reconciliation with one another.

 

From rescue missions to Christian universities, seminaries and K-12 schools to missions organizations and radio stations, my desire revolves around seeing these Christian ministries and nonprofits make much of Christ.

Maybe you have a vision that you would like to take to the next level. It would be my pleasure to talk with you about that—just give me a call or send me an email.

What High-Performing Stations Do That Others Don’t

What High-Performing Stations Do That Others Don’t

Both the Station Manager, Jake and the Chairman of the Board, Micah wanted to do what was best for the radio station. But, when I spoke with them privately, the chasm between how the two individuals viewed the station’s success became clear. “My board just doesn’t understand radio,” Jake said as he began to justify his disobedience to their directives. “Why does Jake always bring money problems to the board?” Micah exclaimed as he started to justify replacing Jake with somebody else. The board, composed mostly of local business people and a pastor, understood economics. Jake understood programming and operations, but he could not articulate the economics of the radio station in a way the business people could understand. Unless the board and the manager started connecting on common business and organization issues, the board would likely disconnect the Jake from the radio station. Jake and the Economics of Christian Radio When Jake saw The Listener-Supported Radio D ...Read more »
Three Steps for a Partnership Plan

Three Steps for a Partnership Plan

For months, the couple looked forward to their first trip to New York City. They wanted to see two Broadway shows, a Yankees game, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. While they prepared for their visit, the couple discovered other destinations they desired to visit: The Met, The Cloisters and other museums. With their limited amount of time the couple had to take a few moments each morning to plan their daily activities. They wanted to save time (and money) by visiting places that were close together. When the couple returned from their trip, they had stories and experiences that they told throughout their life. The couple planned to have stories for a lifetime—and they succeeded. Stories of God’s Provision Success with major gifts begins with a simple three-step written plan. 1. Desired Outcome. Simply fill in the blank saying what you desire for the end of your campaign: “God has provided enough so we may ___________________.” 2. Financial Goals. Determine ...Read more »
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