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You're Not Asking for Yourself

April 2012
By: Ron Haas
In my first week as a professional beggar, I hit a mental block. Theoretically, the first few gifts I raised for the ministry were really just covering my salary which felt like I was asking for my own personal benefit. You might experience the same hesitancy until you think through the logic of ste...
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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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A Tribute to Rube Goldberg

January 2012
By: Ron Haas
Rube Goldberg was a genius who devised incredibly complex solutions for simple tasks. His inventions were a series of chain reactions usually built with everyday parts like pulleys, ropes, gears, boots, bouncing balls, bows and arrows, springs, oscillating fans, and live animals. These contraptions ...
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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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