Mission Drift

The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches


Author: Peter Greer,Chris Horst

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441263438

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A Christianity Today 2015 Book Award Winner Is your organization in danger of Mission Drift? Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It's that simple. It will happen. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their purpose, and many never return to their original intent. Harvard and the YMCA are among those that no longer embrace the Christian principles on which they were founded. But they didn't drift off course overnight. Drift often happens in small and subtle ways. Left unchecked, it eventually becomes significant. Yet Mission Drift is not inevitable. Organizations such as Compassion International and InterVarsity have exhibited intentional, long-term commitment to Christ. Why do so many organizations--including churches--wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True? Can drift be prevented? In Mission Drift, HOPE International executives Peter Greer and Chris Horst tackle these questions. They show how to determine whether your organization is in danger of drift, and they share the results of their research into Mission True and Mission Untrue organizations. Even if your organization is Mission True now, it's wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You'll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most. "No organization is exempt from the danger of drifting away from its original mission. In Mission Drift, Peter and Chris provide solid guidance for remaining laser-focused on core values--from the board level to daily organizational culture. This book is a timely message for any organization working hard to remain Mission True." --Wess Stafford, president-emeritus, Compassion International "Peter Greer and Chris Horst have identified one of the deepest challenges any leader faces: how to ensure that an organization stays true to its mission, especially when that mission becomes countercultural." --Andy Crouch, executive editor, Christianity Today "Essential reading for twenty-first-century believers if we are to gain new vision, unity, and strength. Mission Drift is spine straightening, mind clearing, and courage inspiring. This book is true-north wisdom for leaders--and a gift of hope for the world God loves." --Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder, The Veritas Forum and author, Finding God Beyond Harvard "Many of us in leadership have learned--often painfully--that our mission needs to be built into every aspect of our organization, from leadership to receptionist, from hiring to implementation. We can't afford not to follow the lessons in this valuable book." --Richard Stearns, president, World Vision U.S. and author, The Hole in Our Gospel "Keeping an eternal perspective is essential in our work. Mission Drift gives a clear message inspiring and challenging us to intentionally keep Christ at the center of all efforts." --David Green, founder and CEO, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. "Written with clarity, boldness, and urgency, the authors provide insight into and examples of the causes and solutions to drift using the stories of real organizations...A must-read! Recommend this book to every business and church leader."--CBA Retailers+Resources "This book is a must-read for leaders, easy to read, practical, engaging and inspirational. The principals outlined not only apply to major corporations, but also to any organization, church and even to one's own personal life. Mission Drift . . . will be well worth the effort and time, and you will find yourself wanting to begin implementing what you've learned to safeguard your organization from drifting away from its mission."--Foursquare.org

Mission Drift?

Exploring a Paradigm Shift in Evangelical Mission with Particular Reference to Microfinance


Author: Oddvar Sten Ronsen

Publisher: Langham Global Library

ISBN: 1783680954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 4241

The author analyses several aspects that can cause “mission drift” and highlights some of the practical challenges related to combining social action and the proclamation of the gospel to avoid this with respect to the objectives of Christian integral mission. The viability of this new mission concept is tested with special reference to specific microfinance operations as a platform for social action in the Philippines and Thailand.

Mission Drift


Author: The Team,Sarah Gancher,Heather Christian

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178319524X

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams. Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city.

Commercial Investments and Mission Drift in Microfinance

A Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Switzerland


Author: Marc Moser

Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG

ISBN: 3258078580


Page: 277

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The microfinance sector has witnessed various controversies and criticisms recently as a consequence of its commercialization and the related involvement of international investors. Against this background, the qualitative case study reported on examines the perceptions of stakeholders from the Swiss microfinance investment network. How do the various investor-related stakeholder groups perceive the motivation to become engaged in microfinance, the mission drift issue and the current state and potentials of mutual value creation? The findings suggest that common ground on fundamental questions facilitates superior mutual value creation among the investigated stakeholders. Implications include the need for enhanced coordination between private and public stakeholders.

Beyond Fundraising

New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment


Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 1905

Do you or your volunteers fear rejection or feel like a beggar when fundraising? Do you worry about soliciting donors too often? Are you tired of the relentless cycle of fundraising activities necessary to generate revenues for your programs? Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment, Second Edition dispels these concerns and helps you: Learn how to position your organization in the community as a constructive, vital, and successful social investment Develop an investor relationship with donors and engage their values-based commitment capacity to make a difference in their communities In this revised and updated Second Edition, fundraising expert Kay Sprinkel Grace presents her internationally field-tested core beliefs, principles, and strategies for developing long-term relationships with donor-investors and volunteers. Share in the wisdom and experience that have helped countless nonprofit organizations grow their base of support and go beyond fundraising into true donor and fund development.

Microfinance in Developing Countries

Issues, Policies and Performance Evaluation


Author: J. Gueyie,R. Manos,J. Yaron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137301929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Microfinance in developing countries is a collection of studies by leading researchers in the field of microfinance. It discusses key issues that the rapidly growing microfinance industry currently faces, and offers interesting views and analysis of topical matters concerning the microfinance realm.

Rorke's Drift

Empowering Prints


Author: Philippa Hobbs,Elizabeth Rankin

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919930138

Category: Art schools

Page: 242

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Rorke's Drift was a highly influential art school which in the 1960s and 1970s provided the only place where black artists in South Africa could acquire a formal training. Despite its importance as a key site for black printmakers, little has been written on the subject. This study, illustrated with some 50 colour and 120 black and white prints and contemporary photographs, looks at the history of the school, which was established by the Swedish Lutheran Church and employed Swedish teachers, investigates the individual teachers and artists, and examines the prints they produced. This is a book for teachers and students, artists and art lovers, as well as academic art historians.

The Credibility of Microcredit

Studies of Impact and Performance


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252185

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8195

The Credibility of Microcredit offers an objective assessment of microfinance worldwide by way of interdisciplinary research. It features works from leading researchers in the field of microfinance, as well as new names, employing a variety of methods and theoretical approaches.