Reject Pride of Ownership in Pursuit of a Higher Mission
Christian organizations have come to be known mostly for what we're against. And all too often, that includes being against each other. But amid growing distrust of religious institutions, Christ-centered nonprofits have a unique opportunity to link arms and collectively pursue a calling higher than any one organization's agenda.
Rooting for Rivals reveals how your ministry can multiply its impact by cooperating rather than competing with others, modeling Christlike love and generosity in the process. Peter Greer and Chris Horst explore case studies illustrating the power of collaborative ministry. Writing with vulnerability, they also share their own failures and successes in moving toward a kingdom mindset.
In Rooting for Rivals you'll discover the key to revitalizing your ministry and making an enduring difference in the world.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Chris Horst is the vice president of development at HOPE International, where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of faith and work. Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the Mile High WorkShop and is a founder of dadcraft.com. He and his wife, Alli, have three children--Desmond, Abe, and June. Chris graduated with a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and an MBA from Bakke Graduate University.
Jill Heisey is a freelance communications specialist. She graduated from Messiah College with degrees in politics and Spanish before landing her dream job as a member of HOPE International's marketing team.
She and her husband, Bryan, are parents to Adelyn and Celia and live in Frederick, Maryland, where Jill spends her days writing anything from books and marketing materials to the ABCs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book challenged the paradigm that we can’t help or cooperate with our rivals. With many case studies, the key attitudes are illustrated. Some of them are provided through the authors’ openly honestly narrated experiences. Each chapter ends with questions that help you and your organization examine your values. Though written with non-profits in mind, the concepts also work in for-profit organizations. For example, in the contrast between envy of their success and contentment with your own, you mind find you’re quite pleased with a new $1M contract until you find out a rival got a $1.5M contract. For followers of Christ, this book takes our walk to a new level even encouraging a search for common ground with those we disagree with or dislike. We are called to bless our enemies. And Proverbs 24.17-18 says, “Don’t rejoice when your enemy stumbles...or the Lord will be displeased with you and stop being angry with them.”