Too often, Christian organizations are known for what they are against. Sometimes, this includes being against one other. Amidst this context of competition, Christ-centered nonprofits have a unique opportunity to link arms and collectively pursue a calling that transcends the agenda of any single organization.

Rooting for Rivals: How Collaboration and Generosity Increase the Impact of Leaders, Charities, and Churches, reveals how ministries and other organizations can multiply their impact by cooperating rather than competing with others, modeling Christlike love and generosity in the process. During his time with us in Madison, co-author, Chris Horst, shared case studies and insights that illustrate the power of collaborative work. Writing with vulnerability, Chris shared his own failures and successes in moving toward a kingdom mindset.

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. Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the Mile-High WorkShop and is a founder of He loves to write, having been published in The Denver Post and Christianity Today. With Peter Greer, he is the co-author of Mission DriftEntrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, and Rooting for RivalsChristianity TodayWORLD Magazine, and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association named Mission Drift a book of the year in 2015. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and an M.B.A. from Bakke Graduate University.