Church Administration

Building Better Boards

The week-long teaching module, “Building Better Boards” was taught on the campus of Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane, Australia and streamed live to local churches throughout the country.

The teaching module focused on local church boards. These boards have strategic missional and governance responsibilities for the local church, especially in times of rapid change and accelerated transition.

Boards can also identify and embrace key best practices of board governance needed to move them to a new level by which to “govern diligently” (Romans 12:8c).


Board Integrity Matters

The day-long New Zealand District workshop, “Board Integrity Matters” was presented in Auckland, New Zealand. The focus of the workshop with pastors and lay leaders from across the district was on board leadership in the local church and on the integrity of the board as it seeks to fulfill its roles and responsibilities.


Think Questions

The presentation, “Think Questions” was presented to the Australia Wesleyan Methodist National Board in Brisbane, Australia.

The material speaks of strategic questions for the National Board to ask in response to the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the Board.

The presentation includes attention to the mission, vision, and values of the board as well strategic and relational questions for the board to ask, and answer.



A Sacred Trust

The “A Sacred Trust” material was presented as an orientation and development session for the General Board, Church of the Nazarene, at the beginning of the 2013 – 2017 quadrennial term. New members from the six global regions of the Church of the Nazarene were present.


The High Performance Board

The presentation, “The High-Performance Board: Moving from Vision to Action to Results” was presented in 2015 at a Faith and Fundraising Conference, sponsored by the National Development Institute, USA.

The presentation discussed 12 “Best Practices for Effective Boards” as outlined in the book by the same title.

At the close of the presentation, the participants were challenged to select two “best practices” of effective boards most in need of attention during the next two years. 


College Governance

This Power Point material was presented in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the Africa Institute for Evangelical Leaders. The Institute was sponsored by the Wesleyan Church, Africa Region.

Presidents, Academic Deans, and other members of the schools’ leadership teams of various theological Colleges in Africa participated in the conference.

The material highlights six “best practices” in college governance.  The discussion following the presentation regarding the “best practices” narrowed the focus to:


SNU Pastors' Forum Video Presentation on "Local Church Board Health"

The two-part video captures the presentation on “Local Church Board Health,” presented at the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) 2016 Pastors’ Forum. The Forum was sponsored by the Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership at SNU.

In addition to the presentation to pastors and district leaders, the Forum was live-streamed to district centers and local churches across the South Central region, USA, Church of the Nazarene.

Best Practices of Strong and Effective Governing Boards

The Korea Nazarene University Board of Trustees’ Development Session was presented in September 2019 following the inauguration service and luncheon for KNU’s new president, Dr. David Kyungsoo Kim. Following the two-hour presentation, the consultant continued the discussion with the new KNU president and the new KNU Board of Trustees’ chair. 


Best Practices for Effective Boards

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
E. LeBron Fairbanks
Dwight Gunter
James Couchenour

A local pastor.
A long-standing member of not-for-profit board.
A former president of a university.

These three authors share their wisdom and experiences from decades of board leadership. With specific areas of expertise, they bring 3 distinctive voices and perspectives to the 12 essential principles every leader needs to develop and maintain a healthy governing board.

Mentoring and Modeling Leadership Character

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
E. LeBron Fairbanks
Modeling and mentoring leadership character is not a choice; it is a requirement for our own success and that of the institutions we represent. Mentoring and Modeling Leadership Character is filled with best practices for ethical leadership to help leaders represent Christ and their institutions for best possible outcomes. This book is an essential resource to leaders who are passionate about nurturing


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