Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has joined forces with Azusa Pacific University (APU) to form a new center dedicated to providing relevant, accessible training on Christian nonprofit leadership for churches, parachurches, and other nonprofit organizations, effective July 1, 2010.
I remember sitting in the Willow Creek auditorium listening to Bill Hybels talk about the need for more people to leave the workforce and start working for the local church. I thought it was a good message for many of the people sitting around me.
United Methodists across the United States rejoiced to see old friends and celebrated their shared faith at annual conference gatherings this spring and summer. But when the time came for reports on membership and attendance, the news was often sobering.
Charleston, S.C.– Blackbaud Inc., has released a new book Cultivating Lifelong Donors: Stewardship and
I just had the chance to read “The Confidence Factor” by Tom Mullins. Tom does a great job of using his insight as both a former winning football coach as well as the successful founding Pastor of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida to weave together inspiring stories of people that had the confidence to lead and be successful. Tom also gives us very practical lessons on building confidence.
As the middle of the summer approaches, I’m planning to do some catch-up work on personnel files. I don’t know about you, but the larger the staff gets, the easier it is to allow employee personnel files to get outdated. Job descriptions change, performance reviews need updating, etc.
The Simple Church idea revolutionized how churches view their disciple-making process. First, the what becomes the how —a clear process flows from what disciples look like.
The Apostle Paul was an unlikely messenger. The Philippian church had little to give. Yet the inadequate messenger was supported by the church for the advancement of the Gospel.