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Rooting for Rivals
Faith-based organizations are sometimes known for what we're against--and all too often that includes being against each other. But amid growing distrust of institutions, nonprofits have a unique opportunity to link arms across our organizational boundaries and pursue a calling higher than our own agendas. Rooting for Rivals reveals how your organization can multiply its impact by cooperating, rather than competing. Peter explores case studies illustrating the power of collaborative partnership and shares failures and successes in pursuing the power of openhanded leadership.
Without careful attention faith-based organizations will inevitably drift from their founding purpose. It’s that simple. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their mission. Peter shares how to keep the organizations, schools, churches, and ministries you love on track.
The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good
Too often, we hear of good people doing good work who make very bad decisions. From making ministry your mistress to Christian karma, a number of hidden attitudes can derail Christian leaders. In an honest and personal style, Peter uses his own story to explore how we can overcome the most challenging struggle—the one within our hearts—in order to serve faithfully.
Created to Flourish: Celebrating Entrepreneurship
Christians are called by God to help those in poverty, and many are eager to answer that call. But how? This talk equips Christians with both a solid biblical and economic understanding of how best to care for the poor and foster sustainable economic development and human flourishing.
For many people, fundraising has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. But what if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the receiver? Based upon The Giver and the Gift, Peter offers a relational approach to fundraising, replacing guilt and obligation with gratitude and joy.
Living on Mission
Just as mission drift is prevalent in organizations, it can run rampant in our own lives. What does it mean to live life on mission? How can we continue to pursue our purpose through discouragement and disillusionment? Based on his book, 40/40 Vision, Peter shares insights from the book of Ecclesiastes that help to anchor us, renew us, and propel us into meaningful mission and service.
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Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and managing director of Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda. He is a graduate of Messiah College and received a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Peter has coauthored over 10 books, including Mission Drift which was selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today. More important than his occupation is his role as husband to Laurel and dad to Keith, Liliana, and Myles.