Tag Archives: leadership

Large Church Affinity Group

Meet Your Board of Directors:  Bill Gambrell As a member of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators Board of Directors my role is as follows: ·         Build a database of educators serving in the larger churches of the Convention. ·         Establish relationships with these educators. ·         Provide feedback to the Board from educators in the […]

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BACE Chairman Duties

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Meet Your Board of Directors: Tim Holcomb, BACE Chairman The chairman is a member of the BACE Board of Directors. He or she is elected to the position by the Board and serves as a member of the Board in one of the affinity groups. The chairman collaborates with the Executive Director in order to […]

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Random Observations From Sabbatical Leave

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Recently my church gifted me with sabbatical leave time. As a part of my sabbatical, I chose to participate in The Gospel Coalition’s National World Missions and Teaching Conference and The Exponential Conference, billed as the “largest gathering of church planters on the planet”. I also chose to attend worship services in sixteen Southern Baptist […]

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Boards & Entities

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Various leadership programs will tell you there are anywhere from three to twelve dominant characteristics of a leader, including a desire for purpose, self-knowledge, persistence, daring, and life itself.  In a study of the life of Jesus, I noticed five characteristics in His leadership. These can help us as we lead lay and professional leaders […]

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Make Some Changes

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If I could do it all over again, I would make some changes in the way I would serve and do ministry in the local church. Everyone in church leadership or on church staff could easily identify with this idea. Thom Rainer, the president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has some keen insights into changing our […]

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The Essentials of Character

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I’m fascinated by the concept and practice of leadership—more specifically, biblical spiritual leadership. One of the richest studies of Scripture I’ve undertaken involved reading Old Testament and New Testament passages, gleaning from them applications for spiritual leadership. If you’re a seasoned leader or aspire to leadership, allow me to suggest this mode of reading. Jesus […]

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Simple Discipleship

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Since moving to Natchez, I’ve been reintroduced to several ‘simple’ things that I hold a special appreciation for—seeing my kids enjoying time with their grandparents, sprawling live oaks and crepe myrtles, Community Coffee, Blue Runner beans, WWL on the radio, and the Saints being the regional NFL game (instead of the Titans). I’ve also been […]

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Preparation for Teaching…A Personal Prayer Approach

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I stood before our Adult Sunday School Class leaders in a recent workers meeting I asked what they considered their greatest needs in Sunday School.  Without question, the greatest need was prayer.  Yes, we need to be adequately prepared to teach, but that must begin with prayer.  How true this is. 1. We need to prayerfully […]

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