Elim Fellowship Declares War on Malaria by Ron Burgio & Tom Brazell
This fall, Elim Fellowship is declaring war on Malaria. We ask that you join with us in combating the biggest killer in history, MALARIA! We are joining with the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) and Word Vision in their War on Malaria. Malaria is history’s biggest killer. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, it takes the life of a precious child age five or under, EVERY 45 SECONDS! Nearly 2,000 kids die daily from this night predator…almost one million children every year. Mosquitoes ARE Malaria’s weapon of mass destruction. They kill children, they destroy families, and they impoverish communities. Read More.
Ben & Jerry’s, Chick-Fil-A & Political Correctness by Perry Noble
Let me begin by saying I absolutely LOVE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. (Gonna go ahead and tell you that Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is THE BEST flavor I’ve EVER had!!) A few years ago I went to Wal Mart (the closest thing to hell I can imagine…that and the DMV), found my favorite flavor and decided to tweet that I was purchasing some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…and doing so “unleashed the hounds” in a sense. Honestly, I’ve never experienced anything like it, “Christians” began @ replying me on twitter condemning me and scolding me for buying this product because apparently Ben & Jerry’s supported gay rights/same sex marriage. Read More.
Good Is The Enemy Of Great by Wayne Hedlund
“Good is the enemy of great.” So says Jim Collins, author of the book Good to Great. Checkout the opening lines from that book: “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great, precisely because the vast majority become quite good – and that is their main problem.” Read More.
No Dumping: 5 Keys to Effective Delegation by Ron Edmondson
I have seen, and probably been accused of, dumping responsibilities on people inappropriately and calling it delegation. This form of delegation actually does more harm than good for an organization, because it leaves projects undone or completed sub-par, kills employee morale and motivation, and keeps the mission of the organization from reaching its full potential. Recently I asked two of our staff people to whom I delegate frequently how I am doing in this area. It was a good conversation and helped write this post. The bottom line is that delegation involves more than just ridding oneself of responsibility. You can’t dump and run and call it delegation. Read More.
35 Quick and Simple Tips for Better Productivity by Mike Vardy
When people first begin exploring the world of personal productivity and task management, they either don’t know where to start or can’t seem to find their footing when they do. If you’re one of these people, I’ve assembled 35 quick and simple tips for better productivity – ones you can use right away and start to see results in your work and in your life. You don’t need to take on all 35 (in fact, I’d recommend taking on far less and returning to this piece as you feel comfortable taking on more), but each of them can be used to provide you with a sample of what improved productivity feels like. Let’s get started. Read More.
4 Truths Every Pioneer Should Know by Mary DeMuth
Pioneering is hard. It is especially hard for those around them. It is even hard for the pioneers themselves. Through God’s strength, I’ve pioneered a lot of things in my life. I parented my kids in an entirely different way than I was raised (and am still plowing that ground). I broke up the fallow ground of publishing, starting from nothing. And my family and I planted a church in one of the most unchurched places on the planet: France. So I get pioneering. Read More.