Category: Foundation

Building healthy donor relationships

Most ministry leaders note that they feel asking for funding shouldn’t be so hard, yet it is often the hardest part of their job. According to David Denmark, executive director of the Maclellan Foundation, what makes it so hard is the collision of personal and business in a context of a radical perceived power imbalance. In this Elevate episode we explore the complexities of financial giving, from both a beneficiary and donor perspective.

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Raising up and releasing leaders

‘Good leadership is about empowering others to go beyond where you have gone,’ says founder of the International Sports Movement, Eddie Waxer. In this article from our Elevate podcast, Eddie shares on the core values of humility and trust when raising up and releasing a generation of new leaders. So long as leaders want to prioritise the mission over themselves, Eddie says that leaders need to ‘lead from the back’ in order to empower those who are leading the movement on the ground.

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Unlocking the power of partnerships in world missions

When organisations, ministries, churches and missionaries start working together and join their networks to accomplish a shared vision, the possibilities for Kingdom impact exceed any and all expectations. In this Elevate Leadership podcast entitled ‘Unlocking the power of partnerships in world missions’, Kärin Butler Primuth of visionSynergy shares about the work they do as an organisation to champion the power of collaboration and multi-organisational networks.

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Building an organisational culture of prayer

God moves in extraordinary ways when ordinary people pray. So how can we grow a culture of prayer in the organisations we serve or lead? Brian Heasley of the 24-7 Prayer Movement recommends four practical ways: model it, teach it, institutionalise and celebrate the victories that come through persevering prayer. This is an encouraging read, filled with practical handles on cultivating a lifestyle of prayer in your organisation and home.

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Becoming a healthy spiritual leader

Behind every healthy organisation is a healthy leadership team. But how do you know if your leadership is actually healthy and cultivating organisational vitality? For over 20 years, Dr Johan Beukes has been helping leaders to answer this question – enabling them to bounce back from burnout and thrive through diversity and change. In this podcast Johan explores the mindsets and habits that both hinder and harness our spiritual and leadership formation.

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Growing your cultural intelligence

Understanding culture is hugely helpful, especially when it comes to leading cross-cultural teams. Having to lead across cultural lines no doubt adds a level of complexity to the way in which we lead. Leaders who choose to step outside their paradigms and try to see the world through a different cultural lens, often lead with greater insight, empathy and wisdom. Here’s why growing your cultural intelligence is important.

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5 Prayers to Pray Over Your Business

Looking to the year ahead, prayer is a habit we can cultivate and grow with confidence in 2022. In this article Neil Hart of the Mergon Foundation shares from his own personal experience how focused prayer for his work and colleagues unlocked provision, strategic vision, and deep joy in the workplace. Here are 5 prayers to pray over your business this year that will help your team grow, stay the course and move into the unimaginable together.

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Hope in the midst of turmoil

One could easily assume that this is the most hopeless season in the recent history of the MENA region, but there is another narrative… one of new opportunities and breakthroughs for the gospel to transform lives and bring hope in the midst of darkness and despair. Recent trips to Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan confirmed that this is indeed a season of great harvest.

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