Category - Leadership

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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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Why I Signed My Name On The Nashville Statement
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Dangers Of Riding The Tide

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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Why I Signed My Name On The Nashville Statement

  There have been many social media posts over the last day or two regarding the Nashville Statement. For those who are not up to speed, the statement was created by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, was endorsed by a coalition of scholars, pastors, and other leaders, and is comprised of 14 affirmations and denials, addressing issues related to human sexuality. This public statement, by dealing with sexuality in this age, in our[…]

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Dangers Of Riding The Tide

  I recently was in a meeting with a church listening to their reluctance of trying to raise money for a new building. As we discussed the culture of the church and why they were so reluctant, it turned out it was due to right motives – they didn’t want to try and be “big” for the sake of being “big”. It was refreshing. A large push in the western church is the mindset that[…]

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