LEADERSHIP NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015

Stress: Part 1

Tension, pressure, worry, anxiety, strain. These are synonyms for the word stress. Those who lead churches and ministry organizations are often intimately familiar with not only the word stress, but the experience of stress as well. Like high school students lugging heavy backpacks overloaded with books and folders, ministry leaders regularly walk around churches and organizations bearing the weight of spiritual, emotional, and relational problems—some their own, some belonging to others—figuratively strapped to their backs. At times, these leaders don't seem to be aware of or at least mind the added strain; at other times though, the weight is dreadfully apparent, pulling them downward with an unmitigated force.

NAB Update

2015 Triennial Conference is only 12 WEEKS AWAY!

Have you registered yet? We hope you will join us in Sacramento, California, this July for an NAB "family reunion."

Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime NAB reception event, hosted at the California State Railroad Museum. Enjoy sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages. Mingle with friends. Engage with unique museum exhibits.

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NAB UPDATE

NAB Welcomes Richard Brown
Richard Brown began serving as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Ministry Support with the North American Baptist Conference in March 2015. 

NAB UPDATE

Twice a month, the North American Baptist Conference sends an update with what is happening in the conference—in our churches, in the international office, in North America, or around the globe. This week we want to highlight what is happening in Cameroon as Dan Hamil (interim executive director) and Norm Poehlke (vice president of Ministry Outreach) just got back from an amazing trip visiting our NAB missionaries, teaching hospitals, Cameroon Baptist Convention members, and Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary. 

LEADERSHIP NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

Doing the Right Thing

I recently sat with a group of leaders helping a partner ministry develop a five year strategic vision that would see the organization through their next steps in directional expansion and even leadership succession. The day-long conversation around the table was robust, facilitated by an experienced consultant, skilled at bringing out the best in organizations walking through these critical transitions.

As a leader who is interested both in organizational development and the processes of consultation, I kept a curious watch on how the consultant drew out the group toward meaningful steps in organizational development.

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