Board Update

brd mtgThe 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 & Values statements.

Two of those meetings were with Missions Door leaders and pastors from the Boston and NYC Metro areas. There are many exciting things God is doing in building His kingdom through these servants and the board would like to find ways to expand this partnership for even greater ministry opportunities throughout the region.

A primary focus of the meetings has been to develop a leadership structure for the region in view of the current financial constraints, geographic vastness and cultural diversity of the region. The board has determined that having a group of part-time Area Directors (AD’s) would be a better way to address the many concerns in the region. The Area Directors would be able to focus on their individual geographic region and attend to the specific needs of the area. One of the Area Directors would be chosen to serve as the Lead Area Director (LAD). This person would also serve as the liaison to the Mission Northeast Executive Board and represent Mission Northeast to the CBAmerica board.

In the coming months the board has several key challenges before them. The first challenge is finalizing the job descriptions for the Area Directors and the Lead Area Director. Then the board can begin the selection of AD’s and the LAD. Additionally, several current board members’ terms are expiring at the end of this calendar year and the board will be seeking replacements for these individuals as well.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers as the Mission Northeast Region seeks more effective ways to reach the lost for God’s Kingdom.

2015 Leadership Learning Community (LLC) Meetings

Books stackWe 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 or 303-746-8844 for more information.

If you have been participating we will assume you are participating unless you notify us otherwise.

All LLC’s begin at 10 am and conclude by 3pm, unless otherwise noted.

Paul Borden will be facilitating the following LLC’s during the weeks of September 14-16, October 12-14, November 16-18

Monday – 9/14, 10/12 and 11/16- Immanuel Baptist, New Hartford, NY

Tuesday – 9/15, 10/13 and 11/17 – Randall Church, Williamsville, NY (Buffalo area)            
Note that the Tuesday Randall Church LLC begins at 9:30 am and concludes by 2:00 pm

Wednesday – 9/16, 10/14 and 11/18 – Levittown Baptist Church, Levittown, NY

Stan Rieb will be facilitating the following LLC’s the weeks of September 14-17, October 12-15, November 16-19

Monday – 9/14, 10/12 and 11/16 – United Baptist, Old Town, ME

Tuesday – 9/15, 10/13 and 11/17 – First Baptist Church, Brewster, NY

Wednesday – 9/16, 10/14 and 11/18 – Faith Baptist Church, Auburn, MA

Thursday – 9/17, 10/15 and 11/19 – Trinity Baptist Church, Nashua, NH

Again, unless otherwise noted, all LLC’s begin at 10 am and conclude by 3pm.

The books for the upcoming months are as follows:

September’s Book –   The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated by James Emery White In this hard-hitting examination of our churches’ current evangelism methods, which often result only in transfer growth–Christians moving from one church to another–rather than in reaching the nones, James Emery White calls us to discover the mission field right outside our doors.

October’s Books –    Crucial Conversation & Crucial Confrontations by Patterson, Grenny & McMillan– When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most.

Crucial Confrontations teaches skills drawn from over 20,000 hours of real-life observations to increase confidence in facing tough issues. Learn to:

  • Permanently resolve failed promises and missed deadlines
  • Transform broken rules and bad behaviors into productive accountability
  • Strengthen relationships while solving problems

When you learn how to handle crucial confrontations, everything gets better.

November’s Book –   The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni – Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified.  Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave.

We need to hear from you as soon as possible if you will be participating in in the LLC’s during September, October or November. As soon as we receive confirmation of your participation, we will order the books for the LLC’s.

You always have the option of participating in the LLC and purchasing the books yourself as a means of supporting the region.

Contact Stan Rieb at or 303-746-8844 for more information.