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The following is a collection of speeches, messages, miscellaneous addresses, and essays written by Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks.

 


Boardserve.org 2012-present

  1. APNTS Spiritual Deepening Week, Whatever Happens, Keep the Faith- November 14, 2017
  2. APNTS Spiritual Deepening Week, Whatever Happens, Embrace the Tensions– November 15, 2017
  3. APNTS Spiritual Deepening Week, Whatever Happens, Watch our Words– November 16, 2017
  4. SNU Pastors’ Forum Video Presentation PART 1, October 2016
  5. SNU Pastors’ Forum Video Presentation PART 2, October 2016
  6. Five Non-negiotiables for Healthy Local Church Boards, October 2016
  7. Ministry-Focused Leader Effectiveness Review, May 2016
  8. “NONPROFIT BOARD SURVEY”, January, 2016. LoveLinks Ministries. OKC, OK
  9. Church Development: Becoming God’s Missionary People“, May 2015
  10. Desenvolvimento da Igreja“, Portugal, May 2015
  11. “Five ‘Non-negotiables’ for Board Health and Fund Development”, May 2015
  12. College Governance, Africa Institute for Evangelical Leaders, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2015
  13. “The High Performance Board.” National Development Institute conference, Jacksonville, FL. January, 2015
  14. [German] “Pastor and Board: The Mentoring Role of the Pastor.”
  15. [English]  Local Church Board Diagnostic
  16. [English]  Local Church Board Survey.
  17. “A Sacred Task” General Board Orientation and Development presentation – February 2014
  18. [Spanish] Leading and Governing Diligently – Powerpoint – January 2014
  19. [Spanish] When Good and Godly Board Members Differ and Sometimes Collide over Vision. – Powerpoint Presentation- January 2014
  20. [Spanish] The Mentoring Role of the Pastor – Document  – January 2014
  21. [Spanish] Board Survey – Document – January 2014
  22. The Mentoring Role of a Pastor – December 2013
  23. Questions ‘Decisive’ Leaders Should Ask Themselves – November 2013
  24. BoardServe Tour at Central and North Florida – Powerpoint Presentation
  25. Managing the White Space: Guiding Principles for Senior Administrators – August 2013
  26. The Pastor as a Leader – Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane Australia – May 2013
  27. Think Questions – Australia National Board of the Wesleyan Methodist Church – May 2013
  28. Board Integrity Matters – April, 2013. Australia and New Zealand
  29. BoardServe Module REVISED (NTC Australia) – February 2013
  30. Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves – January 2013
  31. BoardServe LLC RoundTable Agenda – October 2012.
  32. ANU 2012 Board and Council Planning Retreat (PowerPoint presentation)
  33. Govern Diligently – APNTS Board Meeting 2012
  34. Govern Diligently (Powerpoint Presentation) – APNTS Board Meeting 2012
  35. Leading the People of God, Leadership module, Ministerial Course of Study, Church of the Nazarene. revised edition, 2012. See Clergy Education at www.nazarenepastor.org.
  36. Building Better Boards, a DVD produced in conjunction with the World Mission Communication-Asia Pacific team in Manila, Philippines. Available through www.wmc-ap.org
  37. Best Practices for Effective Boards, co-authored with Drs. James Couchenour and Dwight Gunter II. Published in 2012 by the Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
  38. Brokenness and Leading Others with the Mind of Christ” Luzon District (Philippines) Pastors’ and Spouses’ Conference, March 2012
  39. Embracing Tension and Transitions: Seven Essentials for Effective Leadership” (Power Point presentation) – APNTS Leadership conference, February 18, 2012

International Board of Education Commissioner 2008-2011

  1. Africa Nazarene University Board Development Workshop Presentation – March 2011
  2. Watch Your Words – Board Development Book DRAFT Chapter, February 2011
  3. Think Questions – Board Development Book DRAFT Chapter, January 2011
  4. The Leadership Gift of Biblical Contentment (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese) Seminario Nazareno de las Americas, Graduation & 40th Anniversary November 2010
  5. Leadership Vision for Southern Africa Nazarene University (English), (Spanish) (Portuguese) Keynote Address at university launch, October 22, 2010
  6. When Good and Godly People Colide Over Vision (ENGLISH), (SPANISH), Seminario Nazareno de las Americas, July 2010
  7. The Leader as Catalyst in Transforming a Community of Faith
  8. Best Practices of Strong and Effective Governing Boards, Caribbean Nazarene College, May 2010
  9. New Beginnings-Renewed Commitments, Caribbean Nazarene College Commencement Address, May 2010
  10. Creating Space/Making Room, Winter Commencement Mount Vernon Nazarene University December 12, 2009
  11. Legacy of a Worthy Leader Eph 4:1-3 Spanish
  12. Legacy of a Worthy Leader Eph 4:1-3
  13. Seminary of the Americas in Costa Rica Board Development Practicas de gobierno para juntas de regentes Oct 29 2009
  14. Seminary of the Americas in Costa Rica Board Development English Oct 29 2009
  15. The “Grace Gift” of Tenacity NTC Manchester, Commencement Oct 2009
  16. The Measure of Greatness NAHEC Commencement Oct 2009
  17. Best Practices of Nazarene College University and Seminary Governing Boards Sept 22, 2009
  18. The Role of Education in Leadership Development The Character Quality of Acceptance-SIBS, (Originally a Power Point), Sept 2009
  19. The Role of Education in Leadership Development The Character Quality of Acceptance SIBS (Manuscript) Sept 2009
  20. The Global System of Nazarene Education, (Originally a Power Point), June 2009– IHEC Conference
  21. The Global System of Nazarene Education, Oral Presentation June 2009– IHEC Conference
  22. The Global System of Nazarene Education, June 2009
  23. Character Counts, Really Counts! May 2009 – ANU Commencement
  24. Moving from Vision to Results – Amharic, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  25. Moving from Vision to Results – Portuguese, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  26. Moving from Vision to Results – French, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  27. Moving from Vision to Results, (Originally a Power Point), April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  28. Moving from Vision to Results, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  29. Big Dreams! Great Faith, (Originally a Power Point), November 2008 – APNTS FISC Rededication
  30. Big Dreams! Great Faith, November 2008 – APNTS FISC Rededication
  31. Caring for Others is the Measure of Greatness – May 2008 – SNU Commencement

Post Mount Vernon Nazarene University Writings: 2007-2008

  1. An Attitude of Acceptance, October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  2. An Attitude of Acceptance, (Originally a Power Point), October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  3. The Blessing of Brokenness, October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  4. The Blessing of Brokenness, (Originally a Power Point), October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference

Inaugural Addresses

  1. Theological Education for a God-Called Ministry, Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1984
  2. Education for a Lifestyle of Service, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1990

Baccalaureate Addresses

  1. The Joy and Pain of Leadership (Power Point Presentation), 2006
  2. A Conviction of Hope, 2005
  3. The Illusiveness of Contentment, 2004
  4. The ‘Grace Gift’ of Tenacity, 2003
  5. Making Room, 2002
  6. Cultivating A Spirit of Gratefulness, 2001
  7. Life Is Too Short, 2000
  8. A Covenant For Character, 1999
  9. Think Magnificently About God, 1998
  10. Live As Men and Women of God, 1997
  11. Life Verses, 1996
  12. A Legacy of a Worthy Leader, 1995
  13. God Can Be Trusted, 1994
  14. Commitment and Contentment, 1993
  15. Challenging the Transition Times in Your Life, 1992
  16. How Do You Want to be Remembered? 1991
  17. Do You Really Believe? 1990

Chapel Messages

  1. How Do You Want To Be Remembered? January 25, 2007
  2. Do I Really Believe … ? September 13, 2006
  3. My Faith Journey This Year, April 5, 2006
  4. Is It Really Possible …? September 7, 2005
  5. Is it Really Possible Chapel PowerPoint, September 7, 2005
  6. Driving Forces in the Christian Leader, May 4, 2005
  7. A Seeker of Christian Character and Integrity, September 8, 2004
  8. A Plea for Intercessory Prayer: Philippians 1:3-9, May 5, 2004
  9. Life Verses from a Life-Shaping God (Fall Revival Chapel), October 24, 2003
  10. Bridging Cultures For Christ, September 17, 2003
  11. Maturing Spiritually in a Diverse Christian Community, May 7, 2003
  12. God’s Vision for Us, September 5, 2002
  13. Quality and Soul: The Challenge to Excellence in Christian Higher Education, May 1, 2002
  14. Why do Good People Suffer? September 12, 2001
  15. Brokenness and the Christian Life, September 13, 2000
  16. A Gift of ‘Dust-Free’ Feet! May 3, 2000
  17. Intentionally Nurturing the Spiritual Life, February 4, 2000
  18. Whatever Happens…Forgive the Unforgiving, September 4, 1998
  19. Whatever Happens…Watch Our Words, September 3, 1998
  20. Whatever Happens…Live in Peace, September 3, 1998
  21. Whatever Happens…Keep the Faith, September 2, 1998
  22. A Legacy of a ‘Worthy’ Leader, September 2, 1998
  23. Shaping Servant Leaders at MVNC, September 11, 1996
  24. Making Right Choices in College, September 6, 1995
  25. A Challenge to Live a Holy Life, May, 1995
  26. Talking Past One Another, September 7, 1994

Miscellaneous Addresses

  1. Staying Power – December 2006
  2. Make My Joy Complete
  3. Let’s Transition Together
  4. Students Leading Students: The Joy and Pain of Leadership
  5. Reflections on the Future of Christian Higher Education (Originally a PowerPoint)
  6. Moving from Vision to Action
  7. Leadership for Congregational Transformation
  8. Leadership Character Makes the Difference in My Work
  9. Mentoring Leadership Character
  10. Personal Leadership Character Formation
  11. Reflecting/Anticipating…
  12. Character Qualities that Characterize and Convict
  13. A “Vocational Vision” for Student Development Leaders
  14. Nurturing a “Spirit” of Excellence
  15. A Line in the Sand
  16. Mentoring and Modeling Leadership Character
  17. A Service of Remembrance and Prayer, September 11, 2002
  18. Great Expectations…
  19. The Heart of the Servant Leader
  20. The Power of Three (or more!)
  21. Enrollment Cap, Institutional Mission and Collaboration
  22. Bridging Cultures for Christ

Books, Essays and Manuscripts

  1. For This We Stand
  2. Servant Leadership for a Servant Community
  3. Lausanne Forum “Funding For Evangelism and Mission” with Dr. Charles Roost – 2004
  4. The Cooperative Edge: “Turning institutional collaboration into institutional strategy”(published in USAGroup Foundation “New Agenda Series,” Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2000. Allen P. Splete, Editor, pages 40-45)
  5. Leading the People of God – Faculty Guide – 2003
  6. Leading the People of God – Student Guide – 2003
  7. Leading the People of God – Faculty Guide – 2003 – Spanish
  8. Leading the People of God – Student Guide – 2003 – Spanish
  9. Final Report to the Board of Trustees, November 2006
  10. Learning to be Last: Leadership for Congregational Transformation (published in 2008 by NPH).
  11. Leading with a Servant Heart, Draft, January 2008 – Unpublished text – APNTS class
  12. Draft : Lead Decisively with a Vision to Serve – Unpublished text – APNTS class
  13. Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers” (published in 2016)

 

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