LEADERSHIP PAIN: THE CLASSROOM FOR GROWTH

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  By Samuel R. Chand; Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson (2015); Reviewed by MELISSA SILVA Samuel R. Chand communicates a beautiful, and sometimes difficult, spiritual leadership truth: a leader can only grow to the threshold of his or her pain. Since God uses painful situations to help us ... More »

INFLUENCER: THE SCIENCE OF LEADING CHANGE

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  By Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler; New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education(2013); Reviewed by GABRIEL GUTIERREZ, JR. The foundation and heart of this volume is found in the first few pages: “However, the short explanation for why they’re ... More »

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    A TRINITARIAN LEADERSHIP MODEL: INSIGHTS FROM THE APOSTLE PETER

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      Abstract: The integration of biblical principles with leadership theory has proven a monumental undertaking. Can such principles actually guide Christian leaders even though they are sometimes in tension with current concepts of leadership? It might seem like a difficult balance to achieve. However, by delving into Peter’s basic and presuppositional commitments, a clear picture of biblical ... More »

    THE CREATIVITY BEHIND CREATION: THE TRINITY IN GENESIS 1:1-2:3 AND GROUP CREATIVITY

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       Abstract: The need for organizations to rely on individual members and their collective creativity to thrive in the 21st century has greatly increased. Today, the words of Bennis and Biederman (1997) ring true: The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on their members to survive. Great groups offer a new model in which the leader is an equal among Titans. In a truly creativ... More »

    ADVENTIST WOMEN CLERGY: THEIR CALL AND EXPERIENCES (PART II)

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        Abstract: This article describes “what happened” to the female pastors whose ministry experiences were reported in the previous JACL issue. Today, only one remains in pastoral ministry. Others are experiencing their “call” in new situations or are retired. They describe challenges related to gender as well as supports. Ordination did not dominate the interviews although the women wer... More »

    ADVENTIST WOMEN CLERGY: THEIR CALL AND EXPERIENCES

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      Abstract: Around the world, Seventh-day Adventist women are serving in pastoral ministry. However, little research has been conducted about the calling and experiences of these women. This article shares the stories of 11 Adventist women pastors in North America, including their call to ministry, mentoring, their experiences as mothers, how they differ from their male colleagues, challenges... More »

    SERVANT, LEADER, OR BOTH? A FRESH LOOK AT MARK 10:35-45

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      Abstract: How can christian leaders find a balance between serving and leading? Part of the confusion lies in Jesus’ striking paradox itself. Following an exegetical study of Mark 10:35-45, I use John Stott’s categories of the choices between selfish ambition and sacrifice and between power and service to explore two key areas of application for pastoral leaders. If competent christian lead... More »

    ADVENTIST WOMEN CLERGY: THEIR CALL AND EXPERIENCES

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    Abstract: Around the world, Seventh-day Adventist women are serving in pastoral ministry. however, little research has been conducted about the calling and experiences of these women. this article shares the stories of Adventist women pastors in North America, including their call to ministry, mentoring, their experiences as mothers, how they differ from their male colleagues, challenges they face... More »

    CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR DONORS FOR BIBLE TRANSLATION

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    Abstract: The Seed Company is a faith-based organization committed to Bible translation projects for hundreds of minority language communities. The organization depends upon major donor support for its success and growth. this article addresses high points of a study that confirmed the value of several development approaches, particularly the importance of intentionally building a sense of communi... More »

    TRANSITIONING TO LOCAL CONFERENCE PRESIDENT: A STUDY IN NORTH AMERICA

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      Abstract: This study probes the preparation of individuals who transition into a senior executive role within a governance unit of the Seventh-day Adventist church organization. It describes their transition experience, probing what effect it had on their personal identity, relationships, spiritual life, and family. Results of the research indicated a need for intentional leader preparation... More »