10 biggest leadership mistakes nonprofits make — a GCF Webinar with Andrew Olsen

November 24th, 2019|Serving Together Webinars|

GCF President Chad Bruneski interviewed Andrew Olsen — the author of two Amazon Best Sellers on leadership and fundraising.  This GCF webinar focussed on the leadership missteps that destroy team morale, limit effectiveness, and increase burnout and turnover in organizations. Chad and Andrew also highlighted several tested and proven tools that will help leaders avoid these costly and detrimental mistakes. This presentation is based on Andrew Olsen's 2019 #1 Best Seller, "101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make And How You Can Avoid Them", and brings to life the 10 biggest leadership mistakes nonprofits make. Links mentioned in the webinar: Andrew's [...]

How to Manage Conflict Positively and Effectively in Ministry Teams

August 16th, 2019|Serving Together Webinars|

Chad interviews Ron Kraybill on managing conflict positively and effectively in ministry teams. We learn of a useful conflict styles inventory which outlines 5 approaches to engaging with conflict: Directing, Cooperating, Avoiding, Harmonizing, and Compromising. Ron Kraybill has over 30 years of experience around the world working for church groups, NGO’s and the United Nations in conflict resolution and peace-making. He also works closely with Liberty University training their ministerial students in how to effectively manage conflict in ministry teams. Click here for the link Ron mentions for Conflict Styles resources. Ron can be reached through his website: This [...]

Progress Out Of Poverty Starts With Hope

July 16th, 2019|Inform, News, Project|

Living in extreme poverty means living without hope. Poverty is a vicious cycle of failure that reinforces feelings of inferiority and worthlessness. Families in poverty often have no one to rely on in times of crisis.* The Great Commission Foundation works with over 370 ministries and organizations around the world; many of them work with the those living in extreme poverty. International Care Ministries is a project that focuses on children who are at the bottom of the economic ladder in the Philippines. As the 12th most populous country in the world, the Philippines is home to more than 100 [...]

Short Term Missions in Guatemala

June 28th, 2019|Inform, News, Project|

Perhaps you haven't had a 60+ year old woman beg you for food in a developing country.  The sad reality is, through no fault of their own, there are many people around the world who aren't getting enough to eat. Through God's prompting, and as a result of his love for us, Mision Hispana Mission Society was born. The Mision Hispana team serves and ministers to the poor, the orphaned, the widowed, and the elderly. God's love is meant to be shared both practically and through his message of redemption; we encourage people to experience the joy of giving for [...]

Advice to those who are contemplating, or wanting to thrive in, a ministry assignment in another country

May 31st, 2019|Serving Together Webinars|

Cross-cultural workers face some incredibly difficult hurdles in their ministry deployments overseas. They have to deal with identity issues, language and cultural issues, security issues, fear/anxiety issues, family separation issues, and even faith issues. In this webinar, Chad interviews Elizabeth and Jonathan Trotter who are serving in Cambodia. The Trotters offer advice to those who are contemplating, or wanting to thrive in, a ministry assignment in another country. They highlight some of the topics raised in their newly published book, “Serving Well”. Jonathan and Elizabeth are also involved in managing the website "A Life Overseas" — which "provides a place [...]

Creating a safe space for the return of Cross-Cultural Workers

May 17th, 2019|Serving Together Webinars|

Chad interviews Paul Dyck about the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers and their families returning to their passport countries. Paul Dyck gives us some tips for Cross-Cultural Workers returning to their passport country. Paul leads the MORE Network. It is a Canada-wide ministry that exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian missionaries and their children in times of transition. Paul and his team facilitate care for singles, couples and families, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment, and facilitate the resourcing of member care support staff. This was the 13th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's "Serving [...]