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Effective Practices of Church Boards, a panel discussion

Effective Practices of Church Boards, a panel discussion

Prior to the publication of the book, Best Practices for Effective Boards, I was asked to join my colleague, Dr. Dwight Gunter II, and a selected group of pastors on the Kansas City, MO district, Church of… 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
Building Better Boards Module at NTC Australia

Building Better Boards Module at NTC Australia

Invitation sent recently to pastors and lay leaders in Australia regarding the February 4-9, “Building Better Boards” module on the Nazarene Theological College, Australia campus, and available via video conference. See the brochure for additional information. CLICK… Read More
Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

How can we live together within this diverse Christian community in such a way that our relationships are redemptive and a witness to unbelievers of the reconciling work of God in Christ? I wrote this question 35 years ago, early… Read More
BoardServe Roundtable

BoardServe Roundtable

Recently, I convened a meeting of a group of seven mature adults who have vast experience with not-for-profit boards and board governance. Earlier in the year, I requested the group to participate in a “BoardServe Roundtable.” The Roundtable in my… Read More
So Much has happened since…!

So Much has happened since…!

I mentioned to you last fall that I was entering a transition period as I approached my retirement as education commissioner for the Church of the Nazarene. It has, indeed, been a fascinating transition time for Anne and me. In… Read More
Leader and Presence

Leader and Presence

  I have been thinking recently about an earlier blog that discusses leadership and acceptance. In the book, CROSS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS, the author states that “what John 3:16 is to the unbeliever, Romans 15:7… Read More
The Pastor as Leader

The Pastor as Leader

What a delight recently to return to Mount Vernon Nazarene University to teach a one week intensive module on the subject, “The Pastor as Leader: Leading a Christian Community of Faith.” This is the fifth time… Read More