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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 MARKS OF AN EFFECTIVE BOARD

THE MARKS OF AN EFFECTIVE BOARD

Max DePree is a favorite writer of mine. Over the years, I have read Leadership is an Art, Leadership Jazz, Leading without Power, and Called to Serve: Creating and Nurturing the Effective Volunteer Board. I have heard him… 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
Succession at McDonalds: the most important role a governing board plays

Succession at McDonalds: the most important role a governing board plays

The question of succession planning is an increasingly important responsibility of governing boards of colleges, universities, seminaries, Read More
A phenomenal week in Cuba!

A phenomenal week in Cuba!

A phenomenal week in Cuba! What a privilege and delight for me to return to the Nazarene Seminary in Havana, Cuba for the historic activities of the 45th annual district assembly of the Cuba district, Church of the… Read More