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A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

In recent years I have become a “board-hugger!” The reason, I believe, is captured in the famous quote of the late president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. He gave his powerful “Man in the Arena” speech in 1912 in… Read More
Measuring Your Progress

Measuring Your Progress

You will benefit from reading below the recent post by Russ Bredholt, Measuring Your Progress.” Dr. Bredholt is president of Bredholt and Associates. Check his website at www.strategist.com. He gave his permission to BoardServe.org to share the article. Read More
Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

In 1988, I presented the closing address to the Pan Asia Christian Education Seminar in Singapore. The theme of the address was “Servant Leadership for a Servant Community.” At the time, I served as president of the… Read More

Highlights: BoardServe Roundtable Biennial Meeting

On August 1, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, I convened a meeting of a small group of mature adults who have vast experience with not-for-profit boards and board governance. The group is called, “BoardServe Roundtable.” We meet together as a… Read More
The Pastor and Board Relationship

The Pastor and Board Relationship

I returned to Germany recently to lead a class and continuing education seminar for the European Nazarene College, German Learning Center, on the subject, “Pastor and Board: The Mentoring Role of the Pastor.” A detailed working agenda/document was… Read More
Q&A: Why do people downplay higher education?

Q&A: Why do people downplay higher education?

Q: I have a hard time understanding why people of faith often downplay higher education. Why is that? A: I have pondered this dilemma for 30-plus years of fulfilling my pastoral calling in Christian higher education. I wonder if we… Read More
ASK STRATEGIC QUESTIONS

ASK STRATEGIC QUESTIONS

I spent parts of two days recently with a local church board in a board retreat. It was energizing for me and beneficial to the board members. Among other topics, we spent some time discussing the “Lifespan… Read More
A Sacred Trust

A Sacred Trust

What a profound privilege and responsibility recently to lead the 2013- 2017 General Board, Church of the Nazarene, in a board orientation and development session. The 52 elected members of the board came from the six global regions… Read More