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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
Golden Wedding Anniversary 2012 Christmas Newsletter

Golden Wedding Anniversary 2012 Christmas Newsletter

Anne and I are completing a year of celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary! Please check the link below to read our Christmas 2012 newsletter, highlighting the phenomenal golden anniversary year we have enjoyed! Golden Wedding Anniversary… 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
Govern Diligently

Govern Diligently

“We have different gifts; according to the grace given to us…If it is leadership, let him govern diligently.” Romans 12:6-8b (NIV). In the fascinating 12th chapter of Romans, two words jump out at me as I… 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
Transition Pause

Transition Pause

During this transition in ministry from serving as education commissioner and administrator of the International Board of Education for the Church of the Nazarene to the development of BoardServe.org, I am going to take pause from posting blog notes on… Read More
FINAL BLOG AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

FINAL BLOG AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

LeBron, Anne & Stephen Fairbanks IBOE Retirement Reception What a journey! When I was approached in late 2007 about my availability to serve as education commissioner to follow Dr. Jerry Lambert, I… Read More

DEALING WITH A SENSE OF BETRAYAL

“DEALING WITH A SENSE OF BETRAYAL” Matthew 26:14-30; 26:47-50; 27-1-7 I have been thinking in recent years about a “vocational vision” for school presidents/directors in relation to colleagues with whom they closely work.   I am… Read More