THE LEGACY OF GOD’S LEADERSHIP

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    Introduction We are living in times when organizations of all kinds are striving to build high-performance teams. Glenn Llopis (2012), author of an article entitled “5 Ways Leaders Must Build a Family Environment to Achieve Excellence,” makes a rather surprising statement in ... More »

THE GOD DIMENSION IN LEADERSHIP

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    The universe of leadership books is staggering. A search on Amazon gave 188,543 results. I am not quite sure how the search engine arrives at that number, but in the last few years this number has reached tsunami levels. If you are in the market for leadership wisdom, this is... More »

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    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 ... 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 »

    POSTMODERN TEENS AND TWENTYSOMETHINGS IN GERMAN-SPEAKING EUROPE

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      Abstract: This article briefly summarizes the results of a pioneering study in faith development research. Based on the data gathered by Valuegenesis Europe, the study examined the relationship between family and church variables and the faith development of adolescents and young adults in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Faith development was seen through the lenses of four new faith dev... More »

    COLLABORATION IN DELIVERING THE ADVENTIST HEALTH MESSAGE IN CHINA: A SINGLE CASE STUDY

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      Abstract: The Adventist health message has been shared in many different ways by various institutions of the church. However, rarely is there collaboration across multiple organizations. This article describes how hospitals, universities and church entities worked together to reach the community with healthy lifestyle options. Basically the collaboration worked through four foundational act... More »