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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
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
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

The Pastor as a Leader

Following the February 4-9, 2013 intensive module, “Building Better Boards” on the Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane campus, a young pastor in the class asked me a curious question. “Could he bring several younger pastors whom he is mentoring… Read More

Think Questions Devotional

Rev. Rex Rigby, Australia National Superintendent, Wesleyan Methodist Church, and District Superintendent, Queensland South District and me following a session today of the National Board of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Australia. Click here to read the presentation,… Read More

BOARD INTEGRITY MATTERS

Anne and I spent the week of April 15 – 21 in New Zealand. We traveled from Brisbane, Australia to Wellington, New Zealand for meetings. Field Strategy Coordinator Dr. John Moore and his wife, Vicki, then drove Anne… Read More
Embracing Tension and Transitions in Faith Communities

Embracing Tension and Transitions in Faith Communities

Photo by: (c) Joyce Karen Fiddes-Taurua   Anne and I, along with John and Vicky Moore, the FSC for the Australia/New Zealand district, were in New Zealand this week for meetings and conferences. We had an excellent… Read More