ENGAGING ADVENTIST MILLENNIALS: A CHURCH EMBRACING RELATIONSHIPS*

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  “What does it take to engage with the Millennial generation?” Fortune 500 companies, media firms, major faith communities, and many more are asking this question with piqued interest. the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church1 recently commissioned a study by ... More »

EDITOR’S NOTES: WHERE YOU LEAD, I WILL FOLLOW

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  “But at that moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me. . . . They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands I was momentarily worth watching. And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. The people expected it of me ... More »

GOOD LEADERS MAKING BAD DECISIONS?

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  Why do good leaders make bad decisions? Brain researchers exploring the errors of judgment which lead to bad decisions point to two unconscious processes the brain relies on to help leaders make decisions efficiently: (1) pat-tern recognition and (2) emotional tagging. The first pro... More »

PRIMAL LEADERSHIP: REALIZING THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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  Daniel Goleman’s 1995 best-seller, Emotional Intelligence (2006), gave life to a conversation that challenges the long-held idea that emotions are best kept out of the workplace. Intelligence (IQ) that supports attitudes of cold analysis and production above people’s feelings has lo... More »

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    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 leaders con... 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 and sup... 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 developmen... 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 activities... More »

    THE IMPACT OF LEADERSHIP ON THE ROLE AND MISSION OF A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

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    Abstract: if christian higher education is to thrive in the twenty-first century, it is critical that retiring leaders of christian institutions are replaced by leaders who remain committed to the mission nurtured by those who preceded them. this article describes the impact leadership has on protecting the integrity and achievement of the distinctive mission of christ-centered universities. the a... More »