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Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

The book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers, is intended to serve as a multi-lingual, cross-cultural, and baccalaureate-level Read More
Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Enjoyed returning to the beautiful Southern Nazarene University campus recently to participate in a Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU. Dr. Stan Toler is the executive director of the Resource Center. 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
Guard the Board Agenda!

Guard the Board Agenda!

Philosopher and educator John Dewey proposed that, “A problem well defined is a problem half solved.” In other words, healthy boards work to clarify the real problem or issue that is creating a misunderstanding. Asking good questions are essential for… Read More
‘Non-negotiables’ for Board Health and Fund Development

‘Non-negotiables’ for Board Health and Fund Development

What is the board’s appropriate role in raising funds for the nonprofit ministry organization, seminary, or local congregation? Raise the funds? Micromanage every penny spent in the disbursement of funds? Or to secure the best executive leadership, provide… Read More
Good questions for colleagues!

Good questions for colleagues!

Recently I found some notes I prepared for a combined faculty and staff meeting while serving as president of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Though several years old now, the notes reminded me of questions I would ask myself… Read More
Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Throughout the past few months at conferences led by Jimmy LaRose, founder and 25 year CEO of the National Development Institute, I heard him remind executives of nonprofit organizations and their board members that nonprofit organizations are in two… Read More