Author - dougleslie

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5 Tough Lessons All Good Leaders Endure
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Why I Do What I Do
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Our Racial Conundrum
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New Year, Same Everything Else
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Are You A #BigTentChristian?

5 Tough Lessons All Good Leaders Endure

Tough lessons by their very nature are not easy to come by.  But these lessons are the pillars on which we build the rest of our lives. They need to be sturdy. They need to be well established. And they need to be able to withstand the pressure that comes with ridicule and judgement from those who think they are unnecessary. How tough are your lessons? Every high-functioning leader of which I am aware, has[…]

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Why I Do What I Do

  I serve as the President & CEO of the Association of Christian Nonprofits, a nationwide membership organization focused on serving the local church and para-church. In my position, as you can imagine, I speak with Christian leaders from organizations of all sizes and backgrounds. And as I explain what we do at ACN, I regularly get one of two responses – 1) Why? and 2) Huh? Let me answer the first question and the[…]

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Our Racial Conundrum

For those who read this blog post, please know that l am first and foremost a believer in the awesomeness of Jesus Christ and have devoted my life to declaring his name (and awesomeness) among all peoples. I primarily work this out by working with mostly smaller churches and ministry nonprofits through the Association of Christian Nonprofits.  That being said, I follow many christian leaders on social media and absorb a lot of differing views[…]

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New Year, Same Everything Else

    As we enter the new 2018 calendar year, all one sees on social media is the hype and glad handing of “making this your best year yet”. Best at what exactly, existing? The constant desire to be seen and heard and  known for an endless array of encouragement and self-propagated wisdom is a dangerous road to travel for the christian leader. Our role, if it be anything at all, is to point the[…]

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Are You A #BigTentChristian?

    I am sometimes asked how widely diverse we are aiming for our membership to be. My answer will always be, “As wide and deep as we can be.”  To not open our doors to the vast variety of the different “streams” of belief and practice is short sighted and damaging to the overall health and influence of God’s church. This mindset that asks the question in the first place, with an underlying concern[…]

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