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Study Questions by Chapters

Study Questions by Chapters

Elsewhere on my blog pages, I discuss the strategic importance of asking the right questions as we lead others in faith communities. See blog posts, “Questions Decisive Leaders Need to Ask…and Answer” (November 25, 2013), and “Ask Strategic… Read More
Living Together in a Diverse Christian Community

Living Together in a Diverse Christian Community

APNTS chapel theme for year: “Break Down Walls— Build Bridges— Bond in Love” Living Together in a Diverse Christian Community Ephesians 4:1-3, 25-32 Periodically I was asked the question while serving as… Read More
Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

For several years I envisioned writing a book on the subject of “Spiritual hospitality and Christian leadership.” I included a chapter in the book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers (pages 207-215) on this theme. During a sabbatical… Read More
A Ministry-focused Leader Review

A Ministry-focused Leader Review

For years I have taken seriously the discipline of a structured yearly review by my supervisor and/or a committee of the Board of Trustees to whom I reported. Administrators who worked with me over the years at Mount Vernon Nazarene… Read More
Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully!

Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully!

During the past few years I pursued a fundamental question for Christian leaders in faith communities. How does my Christian faith inform and guide the way I lead a faith community — local church congregation, Bible College, Christian… Read More
The Mentoring Role of a Pastor

The Mentoring Role of a Pastor

I remember conducting my first local church Board two-day planning retreat.  What a blessing for me!  The retreat format was built around “Characteristics of Strong and Effective Board Members.”  Upon completing the retreat, a board member shared with… Read More
Embracing Tension and Transitions in Faith Communities

Embracing Tension and Transitions in Faith Communities

Photo by: (c) Joyce Karen Fiddes-Taurua   Anne and I, along with John and Vicky Moore, the FSC for the Australia/New Zealand district, were in New Zealand this week for meetings and conferences. We had an excellent… Read More
Lessons in Leadership from Joseph, Ph.D.

Lessons in Leadership from Joseph, Ph.D.

Please read the devotional shared by my former International Board of Education colleague, Dr. Tammy Condon at the recent annual leadership conference of Northwest Nazarene University, USA.  You will like it, and also benefit from it. Read More