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Less Is More Leadership

Published by: Sam Crabtree
July 21, 2015

While on vacation, I read Less Is More Leadership (with the subtitle Eight Secrets to How to Lead and Still Have a Life), by H. Dale Burke. Here are some excerpts:

In the future, everyone will have to LEARN a living. 

The leader’s dilemma: What will I sacrifice?




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Fooled by False Leadership

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Jason Meyer
Date Given: 
April 25, 2015

I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool. Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.

Small Group Leader Covenant

- Various
Date Given: 
March 17, 2015

Small Group Leaders at Bethlehem affirm the following covenant:

1. I embrace the expectations of a Small Group Leader:

Matthew Westerholm: Drawing People Out in Small Group

Matthew Westerholm
Date Given: 
March 1, 2015

Matthew Westerholm on Drawing People Out in Small Group presented for The Lead at the downtown campus.

Small Group Leader Delegation in Discipleship

Jared Wass
Date Given: 
February 8, 2015

Jared Wass on Delegation in Discipleship presented for The Lead at downtown campus.

Rideout Rides Out

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 25, 2014

At the recent biennial meetings of Converge Worldwide, the association of churches of which Bethlehem is a part, delegates elected Scott Rideout, Pastor of Sun Valley Community Church in Arizona, to replace the retiring Jerry Sheveland as president of the conference.

In his acceptance speech Rideout said ...

·       God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.




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American Presidents & Difficulty

Published by: Sam Crabtree
August 5, 2014

“It is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.” —Psalm 75:7  

Forty-three men have been elected to the office of president of the United States of America.

Only four were elected by more than 60% of the popular vote: Harding, F. Roosevelt, L.B. Johnson, Nixon.

Only one adopted president: Ford.

Seriously ill while in office: Arthur (Bright’s disease); Cleveland (mouth cancer); Kennedy (Addison’s disease); F. Roosevelt (polio); Wilson (several strokes).

Assassinated in office: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy.




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Freedom, Part 5

Published by: Sam Crabtree
June 27, 2014

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”
—Abraham Lincoln, in Letter to Henry L. Pierce




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Sheveland Leads Transition

Published by: Sam Crabtree
April 18, 2014

Jerry Sheveland, president of Converge Worldwide of the Baptist General Conference (our denomination), has announced that he is working with the board to execute a succession plan. Jerry has served as president for 12 years. 




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13 Goals and 5 Objectives

Published by: Sam Crabtree
September 30, 2013

Recently the Bethlehem College and Seminary board approved 13 institutional goals and five strategic objectives.

BCS Institutional Goals (Ongoing and perpetual) 09/19/13




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