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Spring Conference

PCBA Spring Conference 2013

The Promises and Perils of Leadership:
Strengthening and Sustaining Those Who Lead

Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA

Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, Guest Conference Leader

Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

Executive Director, American Baptist Churches Ministers Council, opens the Spring Conference with the joys and challenges of Christian leadership, and how to nourish and sustain those who choose to lead.

She serves on the Commission for Baptist Worship and Spirituality for the Baptist World Alliance and chairs the Task Force for Emerging Theologians for American Baptist Churches/USA. She and her husband Doug Davidson are members of Shell Ridge Community Church in Walnut Creek.


Schedule of the Day

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Opening Session – Sanctuary
Group Singing – Greg Ledbetter Election of Officers
Promises and Perils of Leadership
with Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

10:30 Break

10:45 Workshops A-D (see below)

12:15   Buffet Lunch – Barnett Hall

1:30 Workshops E-G (see below)

2:30 Closing Worship
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

3:30   Benediction


Rev. Dr. Debora JacksonA: Fostering Effective Leaders
Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson
Executive Director, American Baptist Churches Ministers Council

Take time out to engage in spiritual practices and reflect on your leadership. How is your leadership related to God’s leading to faithfully move forward with increasing effectiveness?

Allison TannerB: Leadership from the Pulpit
Rev. Dr. Allison Tanner
Minister of Christian Formation, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist

Preaching can change lives. We will explore strategies to preach effectively on issues of moral and social import.

Rev. Dr. Paul MartinC: Challenges to Ministerial Leadership
Rev. Dr. Paul Martin

President, American Baptist Seminary of the West

In the life of the church today, there are many definitions of church leadership. We will explore what Scripture says about leadership in the church and how that is interpreted in the life of today’s church.

Rev. Don NgD: Mission Summit – Setting ABC Priorities
Rev. Donald Ng

Senior Pastor, First Chinese Baptist, San Francisco,
Vice-President, ABC/USA

Learn about the inaugural June 2013 Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas that offers “Table Conversations” for delegates to explore mission priorities for the ABC.

Rev. Michelle HolmesE: Practicing Shared Leadership –
Consensus as a Shared Leadership Practice
Rev. Michelle Holmes
Vice President/CFO, American Baptist Seminary of the West

We will explore the basics of consensus decision-making and how it can be used to empower members to lead.

Rev. Dayle ScottF: Resolving Conflict among Church Leaders
Rev. Dr. Dayle Scott
Former Pastor, Regional and National Education Leader

We will explore several approaches to helping individuals work together effectively.

Rev. Karen YeeG: Nurturing Leadership
Rev. Karen Yee

Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland

Jesus modeled leadership behaviors that inform the Christian education of very young children and youth.



  $ 25 by April 30 $30 on or after May 1

Print out the Registration Form or a copy of the brochure, fill it out and send it with your check to :

Lura Bublitz
Shell Ridge Community Church
200 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Phone: 925-935-3250 FAX: 925-935-3281
E-Mail: lura@shellridge.org


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200 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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