What Do You Make of Your Tools?

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“I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel” A man moved his family into a new home and neighborhood. Not long after, he observed one of his new neighbors wrestling to mount a TV antennae on his roof (obviously pre-cable era). Not one to stand by and watch, he grabbed his tool box and walked across …

Discount Code for Global Leadership Summit 2017

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The Global Leadership Summit Thursday – Friday, August 10-11, 2017 Priority/Referral Code is:  17TGLSCRFT.  Register at www.willowcreek.com/summit to get your ticket for only $139.00   You have influence. Join 400,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it with Two Days of World-Class Leadership Training Gain exclusive access to the LIVE HD telecast of the Summit at one of 600+ locations …

Area Directors Appointed

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The Mission Northeast Board of Directors is pleased to announce the engagement of Rev. David Forsythe and Dr. Gershwin Grant as the first Area Directors. The role of an Area Director (AD) is to encourage and support effective pastors and healthy churches in a geographic area of the Mission Northeast region by providing help, support, training and communication within his …

Board Update

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The Mission Northeast Executive Board has met five times since the beginning of the year, working on a strategy for leading the region forward in the months and years ahead. Representatives from CBAmerica, Jim Leary and Stan Rieb, have been assisting the board in these meetings. The meetings have encompassed many discussions, including reviewing and reaffirming the Mission, Vision & …

2015 Leadership Learning Community (LLC) Meetings

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We have three more Leadership Learning Community meetings for 2015. We have heard repeatedly how beneficial these meetings have been for pastors and church leaders that have attended. Read Steve Murray’s Experience Here If you have not yet participated in the Leadership Learning Community, but would like to join these last three meetings for 2015, please contact Stan Rieb at …

Ministry Mapping/Church Health Assessments

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Is your church experiencing changes, either internally – like a staff transition, or externally – like socio-economic migration of a community? Has your congregation experienced either a decline in a key metric like average Sunday Worship attendance or the number of baptisms you experienced on the last year? As a leader are you at a loss for what is next …

Hudson Valley Community Prayer Service

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On May 31, an event took place in the lower Hudson Valley.  Churches from Tarrytown, Ossining, Brewster, Peekskill, Fishkill, Middletown and Warwick met together for one purpose:  prayer.  There was music and a message.  There was food and fellowship.  But the focus of the evening was prayer.  This wonderful evening featured men and women from different churches and backgrounds putting …

Why I am in a Leaders Learning Community

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Rev. Steve Murray, Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Nashua, NH Every pastor is a busy pastor. We are not looking for additional items to pack into our schedule. However, a busy pastor is not necessarily a growing pastor. And if I am not a growing pastor, I will begin to lose what effectiveness I may have in leading my church. …

A Bridge to the Community

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How can you make inroads into the community? That question has driven Steve Murray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Nashua, NH, for the past few years. New Hampshire has “taken over” the top spot as the least attended region of the U.S. and, with its heavily Catholic population, people are not eager to engage in spiritual conversations. Steve’s goal …