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Mission Drift

Mission Drift

Author: Peter Greer, Chris Horst

Two nonprofit leaders show organizations how to stay true to their Christian mission, and offer tools for getting back on track if "drifting."
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Named a 2015 leadership book of the year by both Christianity Today and WORLD Magazine.

Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It's that simple. It will happen.

Why do so many organizations wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True? Can drift be prevented? In Mission Drift, HOPE International executives Peter Greer and Chris Horst show how to determine whether your organization is in danger of drift, and they share the results of their research into Mission True and Mission Untrue organizations. Even if your organization is on course, it's wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You'll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most.

"We can't afford not to follow the lessons in this valuable book."
– Richard Stearns, president, World Vision U.S. and author, The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished: Believing Is Only the Beginning

"Mission Drift gives a clear message inspiring and challenging us to intentionally keep Christ at the center of all efforts."
– David Green, founder and CEO, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

"This book is true-north wisdom for leaders."
– Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder, The Veritas Forum and author, Finding God Beyond Harvard

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About The Author

Peter Greer

Peter Greer is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on Christ-centered job creation, savings mobilization, and micro-enterprise development. Peter was formerly employed by World Relief, serving as a micro-finance adviser in Cambodia and managing director of Urwego Community Banking in Rwanda. Peter is a graduate of Messiah College, and completed a Master's Degree in Public Policy at Harvard University. Peter resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife, Laurel, and three children.

Chris Horst

Chris Horst serves as director of development for HOPE International, where he began working in 2006. As Director of Development, Chris employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of entrepreneurship and the Gospel to share HOPE's story with new and existing supporters. In addition to his role at HOPE, Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & work and the Colorado Microfinance Alliance. Chris has been published in Christianity Today and co-authored Mission Drift with Peter Greer. He completed his undergraduate degree in business at Taylor University and his MBA at Bakke Graduate University. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado. Chris and his wife, Alli, are parents to one son, Desmond, and active members at City Church Denver.

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