When Leaders Lead, Churches Grow

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For ministry leaders who want more

You understand that growth and complacency do not mix. God has called you and your church to transform more lives, make more disciples, and mentor more leaders.

God has called you to more.

CDF Capital’s Leadership Capital helps leaders answer that call. We have helped hundreds of churches achieve more since 1953—we can help your church grow, too.

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Game-changing Transformation

We don’t believe in cut-and-paste, one-size-fits-all, solutions. We believe in partnership.

We start with you—your calling, your context, and the barriers holding you back. From here, we work with you to craft solutions tailored to your church. This helps you develop the three qualities every church leadership team needs to make a Kingdom impact: clarity, health, and alignment.

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Recognizing the obstacles and opportunities before you.

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Building a culture of trust and synergy on your team

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Working together to bring about life-changing results

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5 Axioms of Online Church

By Nathan R. Elson | March 18, 2019

Observations from XPS 2019 Over the past two decades of serving the Church from various platforms, I have found myself thrust into the conversation about online church. In the early 2000s, when I served a large group of churches in Southern California, we focused on convincing and coaching churches on how to have a web…

Cumberland Christian: Renewed from the Inside Out

By CDF Capital | December 3, 2018

Just off one of the main streets in the little town of Cumberland, Indiana is a 62-year-old church in the midst of a revival. The congregation and staff of Cumberland Christian Church have an energy they have not felt for a long time. A little over a year ago, the congregation faced major challenges: They…

What’s Missing in Ministry? Mentors

By CDF Capital | October 30, 2018

Written by Dick Alexander, Retired Minister & Leadership Capital Mentor I knew I was in over my head. After 20 years of doing mostly student ministry, I was in the lead pastor chair. It was a church with a lot of opportunity but also one with some recent challenges. I prayed for a mentor—someone a…

Classic Pastoral Leadership Books

By CDF Capital | October 22, 2018

Leadership is an integral part of ministry. After all, you need to be able to cast a vision people will follow and manage relationships in a way that is both empowering and inspiring. If you want to increase your skills, reading is an important place to start. But if you only plow through the latest…

5 Tips for Turning Around a Culture of Negativity

By CDF Capital | September 11, 2018

While it is easier to create a positive culture rather than repair a negative one, it is not impossible. With the adoption of a clear strategy and a few consistent behaviors, you can overhaul the outlook of your entire church staff. 1. Address the problem. There comes a time when you have to address the…

Reaching Gen Z with Church Planting

By CDF Capital | August 27, 2018

by Molly Williams Events and Marketing Specialist, Stadia Church Planting Christ followers have been called by God to reach the next generation with the Gospel. Psalm 78:1-7 is a call to action to “tell a future generation the praiseworthy acts of the Lord . . . so that they might put their confidence in God.” This…

Leadership Reading Guide for Pastors

By CDF Capital | July 18, 2018

Pastoral ministry is a calling, but as you already know—that doesn’t mean all pastoral skills and responsibilities come naturally. All leaders need to grow in their capacity to lead effectively. That is where reading comes in. Books provide fuel for your leadership. We have pulled together a dozen books that can help you develop strengths…

5 Habits of a Healthy Leader

By Sean Morgan | June 21, 2018

We’ve often heard axioms which point to the immense impact leaders have: “Speed of the leader, speed of the team” and “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” These are both attributed to international leadership guru John Maxwell. I believe all three are true—the two axioms plus John being a total guru! Now if they are…

Navigating Ministry Transition

By CDF Capital | June 21, 2018

“I’m always trying to grow,” said Nate Grella. After ministering in various roles at a church in Ohio for 7 years and a church in Pennsylvania for 5, in 2017 Nate felt like God was calling him to something else—but he did not know what. So he prayed. Around that time, CDF Capital invited Nate…

The Church at Rancho Bernardo: Thriving Through Transition

By CDF Capital | June 15, 2018

Jared Herd is Lead Pastor at The Church at Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, California. Affectionately known as CRB, the church has been ministering in their community for 25 years, but Jared only recently joined the team. As a young pastor, Jared knew it was important to learn from the experience and insights of others.…


The Ascent

A 3 part leadership journey

The ascent is a unique 3-part leadership journey designed for upper level ministry leaders and influencers build around open conversation. This invite only event provides access to innovative global leaders and developers of great content; deep connection with leaders who “get it” and “get you”; and the story behind the story is where the key learnings are. The Ascent provides environments where this happens again and again and again.

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