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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
Questions ‘Decisive’ Leaders Need to Ask…and Answer

Questions ‘Decisive’ Leaders Need to Ask…and Answer

I shared a brief summary of my journey in leading faith communities in a “Leadership Seminar” during the recent 30th anniversary celebration of the Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines. The presentation, “Questions ‘Decisive’ Leaders Need to… Read More
BoardServe Tour at North & Central Florida

BoardServe Tour at North & Central Florida

BoardServe Tour North Florida and Central Florida Districts Church of the Nazarene Recently I completed a two-week tour with Dr. Orville Jenkins, Jr., and Dr. Larry Dennis on their districts focused on pastors and their local… Read More
PLEASE COMPLETE THE CHURCH BOARD QUESTIONNAIRE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE CHURCH BOARD QUESTIONNAIRE

“If you lead a local church board, or are a church board member, please complete the (ten minute max) SurveyMonkey  “Board Development Questionnaire” at the link below. I am preparing for an October BoardServe tour in my home… Read More

MANAGING THE “WHITE SPACE”

Recently I was asked to comment on a new organizational structure shared with me in tentative form by the leader of one of our educational institutions of the Church of the Nazarene globally. In commenting on the proposed administrative organization,… Read More
Church Board Survey Draft

Church Board Survey Draft

  I welcome your comments to a draft “survey monkey” questionnaire I have prepared for local church board members planning to attend a series of district meetings in October. The survey will be distributed in several weeks. Which question(s)… Read More
TRIBUTE TO DR. LARRY RUSSELL FAIRBANKS (1949-2008)

TRIBUTE TO DR. LARRY RUSSELL FAIRBANKS (1949-2008)

Five years ago today (July 31), my brother died at the 58 years of age. I still miss him! I felt as though I had lost my “elder brother” of sorts. We were very close, and talked together often. I… Read More
It Pays To Be Different | Guest Blog Post

It Pays To Be Different | Guest Blog Post

This blog post is written by Russ Bretholt. Posted with permission from the author. See his blog HERE. It was 20 years ago this May that I gave my first and only commencement address. When the president of a liberal arts… Read More