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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
Live and Lead with the Mind of Christ

Live and Lead with the Mind of Christ

I spoke on Monday, August 15, in the Global Ministry Center chapel service. The service provided for me an opportunity to share with my colleagues a critical component of my faith journey in the vocation of Chrisitan higher education administration. Twice in… Read More
Role Models of Generosity and Stewardship

Role Models of Generosity and Stewardship

The blog post below contains a draft of another chapter on the board development book by Drs. James Couchenour, Dwight Gunter,and myself. Twelve chapters have now been written. The book will be published in 2012 by Nazarene Publishing… Read More