Rooting for Rivals

How Collaboration and Generosity Increase the Impact of Leaders, Charities, and Churches

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Reject Pride of Ownership to Pursue a "Kingdom First" Agenda

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 religious institutions, Christ-centered 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 ministry can multiply its impact by cooperating, rather than competing. Peter Greer and Chris Horst explore case studies illustrating the power of collaborative ministry. They also vulnerably share their own failures and successes in pursuing a Kingdom mindset. Discover the power of openhanded leadership to make a greater impact on the world.

"I love the African quote, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' This is an essential read for Christian ministry leaders who want to model countercultural unity and generosity in how we obey and serve our Lord."--RICHARD STEARNS, president of World Vision U.S. and author of The Hole in Our Gospel

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. He is husband to Laurel and dad to Keith, Lilianna, and Myles. www.peterkgreer.com.

Chris Horst is the vice president of development at HOPE International. He and his wife, Alli, have three children--Desmond, Abe, and June.

Jill Heisey is a freelance communications specialist. She and her husband, Bryan, are parents to Adelyn and Celia and live in Frederick, Maryland.


The Authors

  1. Peter Greer
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    Peter Greer

    Peter Greer (www.peterkgreer.com) is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through microfinance. He has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School. Peter is...

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  2. Chris Horst

    Chris Horst

    Chris Horst is the vice president of development at HOPE International, where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of faith and work. In addition to his role at HOPE, Chris spends an alarming percentage of his free time tending...

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  3. Jill Heisey

    Jill Heisey

    Jill Heisey is a freelance communications specialist. She graduated from Messiah College with degrees in politics and Spanish before landing her dream job as a member of HOPE International's marketing team. She and her husband, Bryan, are parents to Adelyn and...

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