Tag Archives: effectiveness

Leaders Fail to Lead If They Fail to Serve

July 18, 2013

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Leaders need to keep their heads in the clouds but their hearts in the trenches.

I’ve done a lot of reading on leadership the past ten years. You probably have too. Much of the leadership content tends to feed the ego of leaders: “stick to your vision and share it passionately” “stay out in front of your people and they will follow” “don’t pay any attention to your detractors” I’ve […]

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An Interview With A Missionary Who Integrates Social Media and Support Raising

October 15, 2012

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Chris and Mindy Porier Estonia

Note: this interview is with Crick Porier, missionary to Estonia, who shares his basic approach in effectively integrating social media into his fundraising.  Crick has a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Brian:  Crick, how do you integrate social media into your fundraising?  What platforms do you use and why? Crick:  There […]

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Social Media and Missionary Support Raising – The Basics

July 16, 2012

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Social Media Icons

Note:  This material is for those just starting in social media.  If you are already engaged online – or if you are younger than 35 – this material will be too basic for you :-)  You might find part 2 of this article, my specific strategy, to be interesting or useful to you though. I’ve […]

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Missionaries: The Last Frontier of World Missions?

July 11, 2012

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Shuttle launch

When I tell people that missionaries are my unreached people group they just stare at me.  Which proves my point that missionaries may be the last frontier of world missions. Plenty of unreached people groups exist all over the world.  It takes a lot of effort to reach them, and by God’s grace we will […]

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11 Types of Care Missionaries Want From Their Sending Agencies and Co-Workers

May 3, 2012

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A key barrier to providing effective missionary care is the attitude exhibited by members of the missions community who do not appreciate, understand or value what genuine member care is.  Is missionary care valuable?  Maybe we should ask the missionaries. Image By Defame (Eleven) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Brenda Bosch, an international member care […]

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