BOOKS 1. Authentic Influencer: The Barnabas way of shaping lives for Jesus By Jonathan Murphy (Thomas Nelson, March 28, 2023) Book Overview 2. Communicating with Grace and Virtue: Learning to listen, speak, text, and interact as a Christian By Quentin J. Shultze (Baker Academic, Sept. 2020) Book Overview 3. Culture Built My Brand: The secret to … Continue reading Books for Winter 2022
As a nonprofit, it is so important to be clear with your message. Your organization needs to talk to potential supporters, volunteers, program participants, staff members, board members, and more. Your messaging is competing with so many reputable and worthy alternatives simultaneously. If you confuse your audience, you will lose them. Think about it: a … Continue reading Communications Clarity
Do you remember the 1980s advertising campaign with the slogan, “Not your father’s Oldsmobile”? Hoping to catch the attention of the next generation, the automaker created a snappy slogan to shake the dust off their well-known name. For those of us serving in legacy ministries, change can be hard, uncomfortable, or even seem impossible. We … Continue reading Cast Your Nets!
You’ve heard the phrase, “Find your why.” Start with the Author of “your why.” If you’re reading this article, you are probably involved with a mission-driven organization. You are about building the kingdom of God and serving his people. Your vision is for the work to expand and accelerate, and you recognize that more people … Continue reading Giving Your Vision a Voice
I remember it so vividly. I had no clue what I was going to post next week, no idea what stories were being written and, honestly, I just hoped our audience members would think our layout looked cool — not a thought in the world as to how they would proceed after reading any of … Continue reading Achieve Your Digital Goals
When I think about managing change, any kind of change, there’s a graphic concept that always comes to mind. The first frame of that graphic, “What we think change looks like,” is a straight ascending arrow pointing confidently from the present into the preferred future. The second frame, “What change actually looks like,” features a … Continue reading Write that Book!
Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Carmen LaBerge a Christian cultural influencer who serves as a writer, speaker and Christian talk radio host. She will be a keynote presenter at The Outcomes Conference 2023 in Chicago. Carmen’s passion is helping people reconnect the eternal with the everyday by equipping Christians to … Continue reading Communicating with Today’s Culture