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Centerboard: Silence — Not Always Golden

July 2011
By: Tom Lothamer
Jeff* was recently elected to the board of a pregnancy care center. It didn't take long before he discovered that some previous decisions made by the board seemed contrary to good board policymaking and ministry development. He wondered about the background and rationale for those decisions.  ...
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Ronald Reagan and Crisis Pregnancy Centers

April 2011
By: Thomas Glessner
This year the nation remembers President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1911. The Reagan presidency was indeed a unique time in American history when the spirit and confidence of the nation was revived. Reagan's sunny optimism and belief that America's best days were ahead al...
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Advantages of a Consultant

April 2011
By: Bob Foust
The small center was doing okay. The board thought all was fine, but the executive director was beginning to feel fatigued. She kept saying that more staff was needed, but the funds were not available. Their town of 12,000 was in an economic downturn, the large factory had closed, so the board did n...
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CENTERBOARD: Do onto Others ...

April 2011
By: Tom Lothamer
The board's role in governance of a ministry includes policymaking, budget oversight, strategic planning, public relations, fundraising, and so on. However, being a board member also requires having the proper attitude about the ministry. I was reminded of this the other day when "Sue" called. As t...
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A Sure Foundation

January 2011
By: Pat Stonestreet
For eleven years, I served as the executive director of a small, yet growing pregnancy center in Northern Virginia. I came to the position with little experience in administration and even less in the pro-life ministry. I left with a wealth of knowledge in both areas and discovered five foundational...
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Silent No More

January 2011
By: Sydna Massé
One of the initial goals of Ramah International when we began our work in 1997 was to help post-abortive individuals find God's healing so they would be empowered to share their abortion testimony with others -- particularly the abortion-minded. This mission is outlined in Revelation 12:11: "And the...
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Re-Generation Next: The New Normal

January 2011
By: David Bos
This past week as I walked down the halls of Alternatives PCC, I began reflecting on the past two years and where God has taken us. We occupy a beautiful three-story building that is strategically located across from Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan. We are located in Kalamazoo, a commun...
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Centerboard: Battles Past and Present

January 2011
By: Tom Lothamer
This January, it will be 38 years since the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. According to National Right to Life calculations, 53 million babies have lost their lives during that time. Against that backdrop, our few legislative victories pale in significance. There have been some great o...
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