NOVEMBER 2013

Thinking… in the Age of Execution



When Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan wrote their bestseller Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, it took the business and leadership worlds by storm. Why? Because there was a HUGE gap between what leaders were promising and the results they were delivering.

Everyone talks a good game (or shares a good vision, or explains how things can be better in the future), but very few people actually deliver. Talk is cheap—usually free.

What about your talk? What about mine?

Do you and I deliver in a way that adds value… or do we just talk?

NAB Updates

Philippines Typhoon
The North American Baptist Conference continues to receive financial gifts through our Disaster Relief fund to help victims of the Philippines Typhoon. $10,000 has already been earmarked to help those devastated by the storm. Our ministry partners at the Bicol Center for Christian Leadership are safe and already themselves providing water and clothing to those in need. Please read more and find ways to give at www.nabconference.org.

Golgotha Church Fire Updates

NAB Update

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan devastating areas of the Philippines, many in the North American Baptist family have expressed concern for the welfare of those connected to our ministries in the Bicol region of the Philippines. 

NAB Update

The NAB Thanksgiving Offering is titled “Sow Now.” Our goal is for each NAB church to take part, in some way, in giving to this offering that helps expand our missional vision for the future. NAB leadership is striving to recruit, develop, and launch the next generation of spiritual sowers and harvesters. Our vision is to raise up hundreds of missional leaders in the next 10 years. This will require long-term commitment from a passionate team. Those of us working at the International Office and in Regional Ministries in the U.S. and Canada have this vision in sharp focus, and we want you to be a part of that team with us. To continue, we are trying to raise $80,000 of seed money.

October 2013

What I respect most about John Maxwell—and it’s not what you think!




I’m privileged to call John Maxwell “friend.” We're not close friends, but he's been kind to me on many occasions. Last year he made a "commercial" for me when I taught a grad class at Sioux Falls Seminary. I had the privilege of being in his home and playing golf with him. On both occasions I was impressed with his care for people. He's a good golfer, but he cares more about the members of his foursome than his score. When we were at his house with a larger group, my wife shared the gospel with a friend of his--John communicated his heartfelt thanks to her in a meaningful way. 

“So Rob, is this leadership letter about the John Maxwell fan club?”

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