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July 29, 2011 | Despite being a small, rural congregation in an impoverished part of North Carolina, Sandy Plains United Methodist Church has sent a large proportion of its members into mission, leaving some to wonder: How has this tiny church produced so many leaders?
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July 18, 2011 | The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has succeeded where its predecessor failed, in part because leaders created a new model for the organization. Some of the keys to its success are self-governance, community engagement and transparency.
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July 18, 2011 | The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has remade itself by creating a new model of a community-based arts organization that is committed to artistic excellence and community engagement.
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July 18, 2011 | Barry Schwartz, co-author of “Practical Wisdom,” discusses the way leaders and organizations can encourage their employees to do the right thing the right way.
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July 18, 2011 | The leaders of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra created a thriving organization in their community by re-imagining the traditional model. They offer lessons that could apply to any community organization.
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June 30, 2011 | The writer draws on her experiences to offer advice and insight for Christian institutional leaders.
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June 29, 2011 | Many congregations have endured staff cutbacks, salary freezes and deferred maintenance in response to the recession. But one budget area that may need to be increased, even in hard economic times, is programming, recent research suggests. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between economics and congregational health.
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June 23, 2011 | When thinking of the spiritual life, the author and professor of pastoral care harks back to where a Christian life formally begins: baptism.
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June 17, 2011 | Staccato Powell, a national leader in the AME Zion church, got his unusual name from a television series. The meaning of the word -- a burst of short, separate notes -- also fits his speaking style.
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June 17, 2011 | Biographical summary for AME Zion pastor Staccato Powell.