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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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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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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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Centerboard: Mind Your IRS Ps & Qs

October 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
A friend recently called to warn me about an IRS crackdown. They're going after tax-exempt organizations that have failed to satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years, and the penalty is severe: loss of tax-exempt status. A trip to the IRS website confirmed the danger. Clicking...
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Centerboard: Trusting During Tough Times

July 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
Having been a Christian for over 40 years and in ministry for 35, I can truthfully say with David, "I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread" (Psalm 37:25). There's never been a time when the Lord failed to provide my needs or th...
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CENTERBOARD: Pro-Life to the Core

April 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' ...
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