His disciples came to him and said, “…it’s already getting late.
Send the crowds away so they can go buy something to eat…”
COVID has had a particularly severe impact on faith-based nonprofit organizations. While the demand for nonprofit services has soared, national 2021 statistics show the lowest number of individuals/ families making charitable donations ever, corporate giving was down, and many nonprofits lost as many as 50% of their volunteers.
The federal government poured trillions of dollars into our economy to help those individuals and families who were impacted negatively but many of those government resources were directed toward government and secular agencies. Often faith-based nonprofits are specifically excluded from government funding and some private grants and corporate donations.
That said, God actually has created more talent and financial resources than our government, much of which He has entrusted to His people for His work on earth.
CME is prepared to not only discover opportunities for improvement through our assessment process, but to provide tools and implementation guidance from our highly skilled coaches, trainers and mentors.
THE CENTER FOR MISSION EFFECTIVENESS is a program of Christian Foundation of America. It was founded in 2021 to carry out one of the key mission objectives of CFA – developing capacity in order to equip the Christian community with the tools, resources, knowledge and best practices for stewardship and generous giving.
CME was founded by and led by John Gardner, MBA, as part of his “next phase” focus of his skills-set and 40+ years of experience.
He has served in senior level leadership in for-profit and non-profit health industry organizations including hospital administration, physician practices, skilled nursing and rehab and diagnostic services.
John is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team for coaching and training of adults and youth. He is on the Advisory Board of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and the Advisory Board of Christian Foundation of America.
John and his wife of 55 years, Lucy, have lived in the Conejo Valley area for almost 45 years now with their two adult children, their spouses, and their 7 grandchildren living nearby. John and his family have been active in Calvary Community Church for that entire time, where John is Elder Emeritus.
Founder, Executive Director
Center for Mission Effectiveness