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Nurturing Trust: Leadership Qualities for Developing a Reputation for Trustworthiness

Nurturing Trust: Leadership Qualities for Developing a Reputation for Trustworthiness

I met with approximately 50 pastors on July 14 who are enrolled in the ministerial course of study on the Florida district. The Saturday event was designed to introduce the students to the course, “Leading the People of God,” using… Read More
Spanish and Korean editions now available!

Spanish and Korean editions now available!

My book, "Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers" has been translated into the Spanish language and is now available on Amazon. The Korean Nazarene Publishing House published the Korean edition of the book in March. Please click the links below to access the English, Spanish and Korean editions of the book. Read More
Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

Leadership as Hospitality…biblically understood!

For several years I envisioned writing a book on the subject of “Spiritual hospitality and Christian leadership.” I included a chapter in the book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers (pages 207-215) on this theme. During a sabbatical… Read More
Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

The book, Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers, is intended to serve as a multi-lingual, cross-cultural, and baccalaureate-level Read More
Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU

Enjoyed returning to the beautiful Southern Nazarene University campus recently to participate in a Pastors’ Forum at the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership of SNU. Dr. Stan Toler is the executive director of the Resource Center. Read More
A Ministry-focused Leader Review

A Ministry-focused Leader Review

For years I have taken seriously the discipline of a structured yearly review by my supervisor and/or a committee of the Board of Trustees to whom I reported. Administrators who worked with me over the years at Mount Vernon Nazarene… Read More
Good questions for colleagues!

Good questions for colleagues!

Recently I found some notes I prepared for a combined faculty and staff meeting while serving as president of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Though several years old now, the notes reminded me of questions I would ask myself… Read More
Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Throughout the past few months at conferences led by Jimmy LaRose, founder and 25 year CEO of the National Development Institute, I heard him remind executives of nonprofit organizations and their board members that nonprofit organizations are in two… Read More