It’s popular to romanticize networks over against hierarchies. But thinking of the two together invites Christian institutional leaders into a more life-giving and sustainable vision.
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The more our vision and our imaginations are remade by resurrection, the more we should refuse to accept things as they are and insist on seeking new ways waiting to emerge, writes a Baptist pastor.
Clarifying mission is just the first step. Leaders must then align strategies with the desired impact, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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.
Monica, a 2015 graduate of the ZOE in Kenya, has her own tailoring business that now employes four orphans from her community. Photos courtesy of ZOE.
A U.S. Christian relief organization changed its approach from charity to a sustainable effort to lift poor children out of poverty.
Many times institutions have traditions -- such as the Sunday service time -- that are preserved without a reason for doing so.
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.
An organization with a clear identity will be able to narrate fully who it is, what key factors have shaped its identity in the past, where it ought to be heading, and why, writes the theologian.
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To adapt in a rapidly changing world, leaders must have skills as well as the wisdom to know when and how to use them, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.