Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches
by Peter Greer, Chris Horst and Anna Haggard
Named a 2015 leadership book of the year by both Christianity Today and WORLD
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
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: February 17, 2015
Meet the Authors
Peter Greer 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 the coauthor of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Mission Drift, and six
other books. He speaks at conferences, including Catalyst and Passion, and has been featured by media outlets such
as CNN, Christianity Today, and World. Peter lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Laurel,
and three children.
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
serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the Mile High WorkShop and is a founder of
dadcraft.com. He loves to write, having been published in The Denver Post and Christianity Today and
co-authored Mission Drift, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, and Rooting for Rivals with
Anna Haggard is the executive writing assistant at HOPE International, where she collaborates with
the president and CEO and the marketing department to share HOPE's message through print and social media. She
coauthored The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good with Peter Greer. Anna is a graduate of Asbury University and
lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
What People Are Saying
“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