In each edition of Outcomes magazine, Christian Leadership Alliance highlights books to help you to think higher as a Christian leader. Here are 10 books related to the Outcomes Summer 2018 theme of “Vision” for you to consider. BOOKS 1. Developing a Vision for Ministry By Aubrey Malphurs (Baker Books, 3rd Edition, Oct., 2015) Book … Continue reading Books for Summer 2018
The most important aspect of a vision for an organization is that it evokes passion and hope. The two most important stakeholder groups who must resonate with this desired image of the future are those who work in the organization to achieve the vision and those who financially support the organization. The key to ensuring … Continue reading My Lesson in Dreaming BIG!
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” (Hab. 2:2) In Christian ministry, our vision, mission and values must communicate a clear way a ministry is seeking to impact the world for Jesus. Communicating a clear vision shares with the world that you … Continue reading What is Your Vision?
What do Starbucks and demographic trends have to do with fundraising? On most days probably nothing, but a few years ago I was sitting in Starbucks reading an article about how demographic trends are affecting the financial world. The business world loves this kind of data because population size dictates consumerism. As CEO of a … Continue reading Fundraising’s Future
My first Taylor University board meeting started as anticipated. A fresh cup of hot coffee, black and strong. A prayer for the outcomes and leading of the Spirit over the next two and a half days, and then roll call. We’re all here. I’ve read the material provided, have my notes and questions prepared and … Continue reading On Mission
Reaching the top of the organizational chart is a proud achievement, often the result of long obedience in the right direction. But leadership comes with a lot of pressure. It’s the difference between riding a bus during a storm and driving it – no one can see very far down the road, but it’s your … Continue reading A Bold Vision
“After more than 50 years of growth and impact, we risk losing everything if we don’t get this right.” Is this your story? The young executive director told us what was at stake as we walked into the strategy retreat. He was right. A wrong strategic step for this well-known nonprofit would be disastrous. The … Continue reading Getting to What Matters Most
“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery The thrill of sailing the open sea is the vision that drives building the ship. Casting a vision … Continue reading Resourcing Your Vision
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28: 19-20) Never has there been a more … Continue reading Conflict and Vision
Bible translation would seem like a likely place for generosity and openhanded collaboration. Getting all of Scripture into every language is a clear goal shared by the global church. But like every sector, it’s also a place of fragmentation. One foundation executive in Tennessee recently shared how one year, three different agencies approached him for … Continue reading Rooting for Rivals