Editor’s note: Click here for an update on this case. In a recent decision that will be of interest to churches and denominations across the country, Ontario’s highest court has weighed in on a number of important legal questions, including: Who owns a charity’s assets in a parting of ways? Who decides what… More
Our life together in a ministry as a corporate body is one of the best witnesses we have as to what life in the kingdom of God looks like. And in this regard, the staff and volunteers of a Christian ministry can be either its greatest asset or its greatest threat, because people give an organization its corporate life, for better or worse. More
Just a quick announcement that my series of daily devotionals for Scripture Union’s theStory starts on October 1st – looking at Abraham’s successes and failures in his journey of faith. Follow it here. More
A possible downside to ministry specialization is that employees, who are devoting their careers to a specific cause, can fall into the trap of bemoaning that not everyone shares their passion. They may even become angry and bitter that others don’t “get it.” The following is some common sense advice for how to stay balanced and healthy while committed to a cause. More
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is in the midst of a three year review of the concept “creed” in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Navigating religious discrimination is not for the faint of heart. It is an ambitious plan – especially when you consider the first question that they… More
If your charity makes gifts to qualified donees (such as a university outside of Canada, UNICEF agencies, or certain low-cost housing corporations), you should be aware of their requirements under the Income Tax Act, which are discussed below. Important note: Some charities, particularly those that provide low-cost housing, may be confused by… More
September 15th marked my tenth anniversary in leadership at CCCC! Since this blog is called “Christian Leadership Reflections”, I will recognize these ten years by sharing the most important lesson God has taught me about my own leadership in that time.
But other experienced ministry leaders have also learned leadership lessons, so some of those will share the most important lessons that God taught them too.