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Shepherding Your Center

April 2012
By: Pat Stonestreet
As center directors, it falls on our shoulders to shepherd those who serve under us. Whether they are staff members, board members, volunteers, clients, or donors, we have been called to show the love of Jesus Christ to each one. As a new center director, this was one of the first lessons God taught...
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Deneutralized: Every Center Has the Potential to Shine!

April 2012
By: Christopher Gustafson
Why settle for mediocrity when your center could be excellent? Recently completed, Deneutralized is a free comprehensive reference guide to not only starting and building pregnancy centers but also identifying and addressing obstacles to center success. This manual is an informative, inspirational,...
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Centerboard: Hire a Leader and Get Out of the Way!

April 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
What's an executive board's most important function? Approving and monitoring the budget? Setting policy? Raising support? Representing the PCC before the community? All of these are important, but one other responsibility is absolutely critical to a ministry's success or failure. What would that ...
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Center Ethics: A Reflection

January 2012
By: Dianne Pomon
No matter how successful our PCC ministries appear on the surface, it is wise as directors to reflect back on ministry activities and examine our actions as leaders as well as that of our board of directors. Do we reflect a biblical standard of ethics as we oversee our centers? Do we exhibit strong ...
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Centerboard: Spiritual Discernment in the Decision-Making Process

January 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
The job of the board of directors is to make decisions on behalf of the organization. Some decisions will be simple or routine; others — such as initiating new programs, cutting programs or staff, changing a name, and so forth — will have a lasting impact. How should a board make those d...
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Dream to Vision to Reality

October 2011
By: Pat Stonestreet
At one time or another, every center director has a dream for the center. Taking that dream to reality can be an arduous task, but one well worth the effort. God clearly states in His Word that without vision, the people perish. It would not be much of a reach to also say that without vision a minis...
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Centerboard: Stepping Up to the Challenge

October 2011
By: Tom Lothamer
IT IS EASIER TO KEEP A DONOR THAN TO RAISE ONE My column last summer reflected on the worrisome economic conditions of those days. Sadly, not much has changed between then and now. I continue to hear from friends about the struggles their ministries are facing. One told me that income in 2009 and 2...
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Seeing From God's Perspective

July 2011
By: Mark Hiehle
Have you ever been surprised to discover that a situation was very different when you saw it from a different perspective? I heard a story of two mothers talking about their children one day. As they talked, one mom said to her friend, "My life has been transformed." "What happened?" "I took your ad...
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