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Nathan Kirkpatrick: What difference do you want to make?

Congregations and institutions must name a vision and choose priorities that support it. Otherwise, they risk muddying their missions, weakening their impact, and confusing stakeholders, funders, and staff, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

SIgn announcing times of Sunday Services at The Church of St. Mabena

Many times institutions have traditions -- such as the Sunday service time -- that are preserved without a reason for doing so.
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David L. Odom: History without a reason

Leaders must be able to articulate why an institution does what it does. Is it a matter of history, or is there a reason? writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Seeing and serving

Winning racquetball players watch the court for an opening and take a shot. What might this teach us about strategy for Christian institutions?

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