Aligning budget with vision

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In 2002, Christina Borja accepted an office manager job at National Community Church (NCC) thinking she’d keep at it for six months to a year. But the position developed and soon she was helping lead pastor Mark Batterson with the books. Under her financial leadership, NCC’s annual budget has grown from $200,000 in 2004 to $7.3 million this year.

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Building a better church

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The No. 2 chair at the 24,000-strong Willow Creek Community Church belongs to Heather Larson

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Purveyor of worship and discipleship

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The CE Interview: Ross Parsley  |  Lead Pastor  |  ONEchapel  |  Austin, TX By Rez Gopez-Sindac First-time church planter Ross Parsley is building a community of believers on the true foundation of worship — meaning, he says, reaching out to the weak, the unchurched and the disenfranchised and nursing them back to health. “We want […]

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Chris Gunnare: five-star leadership

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From hotel management to church leadership, 41-year-old Chris Gunnare proves that when it comes to running a successful operation, never underestimate the power of customer care.

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A Voice for the Emerging Generation

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Since 2011, John Mark Comer, 33, has been the lead pastor of Bridgetown

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Gunnar Johnson stewardship evangelist

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In 1999, Gunnar Johnson was a frustrated entrepreneur owing $88,000 in consumer debt and headed fast toward a financial cliff.

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Charles Jenkins: transformational leader

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At 24, Charles Jenkins took up the pastoral reins of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (Fellowship Chicago) following the retirement in December 2000 of its legendary founding pastor the Rev. Clay Evans, who served the church for 50 years.

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Leading by serving

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For the first 35 years of his life, Sutton Turner worshiped many things — toys, money, cars, career, real estate.

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Bold and Intentional

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The CE Interview: Tim Harlow, Senior Pastor, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL

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No-nonsense Leadership

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“Surprisingly smooth” is how Rob Cizek — executive pastor and an Emmy Awards-winning TV news director — describes his transition from the newsroom to the church world.

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