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Stewardship, Research & Partnership

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” I Cor 4:2 (NIV)   One of the remarkable and most challenging realities about our relationship with God is that He has entrusted each of us freely with valuable assets. He gives us...

Essential Evaluation: Networks/Partnerships

Early Stages Vision Drives Everything Is it a God idea rather than a personal or organization’s idea? Is it too complex to be realized by any single person or ministry? Can its outcomes be measured or objectively evaluated? Does it align with the vision or mission of...

Strategic Ministry Planning: A Biblical Framework Worksheet

What is the “finish line” for your ministry, project, or initiative?  How do you know you have been successful? In John 17:4, Jesus makes this remarkable statement; “ I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” (NIV)  Near where Jesus...

Are We Ready for Partnership? Ministry Assessment Tool

Your organization does not have to be big or famous to be effectively involved in a partnership or network.  But certain organizational qualities frequently make collaboration easier – or, allow an organization to make a genuine contribution to a partnership or...

Evaluation: Qualities of Healthy Ministry Networks

As a facilitator or part of a facilitation team, one of your key responsibilities is ask, “How are we doing?”  It’s easy to get caught up in the many details of the on-going operation of the network – particularly if this is an assignment “over and above” your regular...