Forging Vision

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Dr. John C. Reynolds, President of Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU) on this edition’s theme of “Vision.” Los Angeles Pacific University is an accredited, Christ-centered learning community that offers convenient and affordable degrees to students of all backgrounds. As part of the Azusa Pacific University … Continue reading Forging Vision

Communicate Compelling Vision

Most successful organizations, whether for-profit or nonprofit, operate with a strategic vision. A vision is simply a clear image of what an organization aspires to be or achieve in the future. Here is a strong example from World Vision: “We are a Christian organization working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty For Good.” … Continue reading Communicate Compelling Vision

One Brick at a Time

What does David Green and Hobby Lobby have to do with the growth of your ministry? While some people might first think of the Green family as a funding source, there’s an opportunity for deeper instruction from their story. Their story has been well documented in Giving it All Away and Getting it all Back … Continue reading One Brick at a Time

Driving in the Blizzard

Vision, or vision casting, may be one of the most difficult leadership jobs because it calls on a leader to actually envision the future. But ‘seeing the future’ is not easy. One of the metaphors I have used to describe this leadership task is to compare it to driving a bus at night on a … Continue reading Driving in the Blizzard

What Visionary Leaders See

So where do visions come from for a business or ministry? Visions don’t come from committees, they come to individuals as part of their calling. Since God is our creator he loves to “recreate” through those whose hearts are seeking answers. Some come as dreams, or a profound thought and often as a solution to … Continue reading What Visionary Leaders See

Vision and Love

The act of following vision is not unlike the act of falling in love. As leaders, we try so hard to manufacture motivation for those we are called to lead. However, in reality, our main job is to simply create the environment and conditions that draw followers to the vision that God has given us. … Continue reading Vision and Love