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.
9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Opening Session – Sanctuary
10:45 Workshops A-D (see below)
12:15 Buffet Lunch – Barnett Hall
1:30 Workshops E-G (see below)
2:30 Closing Worship
A: 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?
B: 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.
C: 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.
D: Mission Summit – Setting ABC Priorities
Rev. Donald Ng
Senior Pastor, First Chinese Baptist, San Francisco,
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.
E: 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.
F: 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.
G: 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