Mission Focus

Serving in any organization requires that one understand the vision and mission of the entity and communicate these ideas clearly. Such mission focus is critically important for Christ-centered organizations. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The dramatic times we have seen in the past two years have been problematic for individuals and organizations … Continue reading Mission Focus

Innovating to New Donors

For many nonprofits, 2020 and 2021 were exceptional years in fundraising. However, current economic conditions represent an existential threat for nonprofit organizations. That’s not hyperbole. There are no guarantees in what the short-term future looks like. If a global economic slowdown begins for several years, nonprofit organizations will face funding challenges like never before. Short-term … Continue reading Innovating to New Donors

Religious Liberty for All

While our Constitution’s protections for religious liberty are a hallmark of American democracy, they were never a foregone conclusion. Our nation’s commitment to religious freedom emerged at a time when that commitment was unique. Before the Revolutionary War, eight of the thirteen colonies had an established church. People were legally required to follow specific religious … Continue reading Religious Liberty for All

Ambassadors of Hope

Join me on a walk around a Christian school campus. Better yet, conduct a student assembly or a faculty meeting and give each attendee a 3×5 card. Ask them to define diversity, inclusion, justice, equality, equity, woke, critical race theory, white privilege, racial-based reconciliation, systemic racism, or any other lightning-rod issue related to racial-based dissension. … Continue reading Ambassadors of Hope

Vision Casting

Vision is crucial in life, in ministry and in work, right? Right? Right! But, what is vision? Where does it come from? And how do high-performing ministries create, express, and pursue their vision? These big, important, persistent questions deserve answers. Here’s my take. I’ve been blessed to walk alongside countless organizations as they chart their own … Continue reading Vision Casting

Faithful Metrics

During the pandemic, our leadership team put aside our very active effort to re-tool and rethink our key performance indicators (KPIs) and key performance factors (KPFs). Our attention was completely consumed helping our business partners and staff to get through crazy new challenges of ministry shutdowns and start-ups. Some schools are on round three; some … Continue reading Faithful Metrics