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SEASON 4: Engaging Marketplace Leaders

How the church can benefit when both church leaders and business leaders recognize the value of transferring knowledge and expertise from the marketplace to ministry.

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This Week’s Episode: The Importance of Strategy (w/ Toni McEwan)

Toni McEwan, Slingshot Group

With 20 years of corporate experience working for a global multi-national company, Toni brings her expertise to the Nonprofit Division at Slingshot Group. Having served on nonprofit boards for over 10 years both in the US and UK, she is passionate about seeing organizations thrive through leadership alignment and mission clarity.

Toni began her career in sales in 2001 and then spent 10 years in strategic and product marketing roles across multiple industries around the world. In 2013, a once and a lifetime career opportunity presented itself and she and her family moved to England for four years where Toni served as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland business. Prior to joining Slingshot Group, Toni most recently led a global team of 100 individuals as Director of HR/Operations for a $14B agriculture company.

Throughout her career, Toni has faithfully served in the local church leading discipleship groups, teaching kids ministry, and mentoring young female leaders.

Toni loves to travel both domestically and internationally having visited over 20 countries. She is a fitness instructor, loves hiking, and exploring new places with her husband, Rob, and their adventurous daughter. Toni and her family live in Indianapolis, Indiana and serve at Traders Point Christian Church.


Season 4, Episode 4: The Importance of Strategy

Stadia President, Greg Nettle sits down with Toni McEwan (Slingshot Group) to talk about the importance and development of strategy.

  • Introductions
  • How Important is Strategy?
  • Starting to Put Strategy in Place
  • Timeline for Strategy Development
  • Inviting Voices Into Strategy Decisions
  • Pitfalls When Developing a Strategy
  • The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics
  • Timeframe for making a strategy shift
  • Observations on Strategy in Churches
  • Tips on Culture and Team Health
  • Experience in Church Leadership as a Woman
  • Three Questions About Pastors
  • Toni McEwan’s new role with Slingshot Group