Purpose of the Board

The board governance model The Board of WPA operates under a governance model, meaning the Board guides the church through policies instead of getting involved in the day-to-day operations of the church. Here are some things the Board does and doesn’t do. Things we don’t do Manage staffThe only employee the board has is the … Read more

Christian Leader Coaching: Nurturing Skill & Ability

As Christ-centered servant leaders we’re to enable others to lead in their full potential as servants of God. One important tool for a Christian leader, therefore, is coaching, which we will explore in this article. 

Indigenous Canada – free course

On Sept 30th, Canada will be honouring The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This is a free course hosted by the University of Alberta. Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this … Read more

De-Escalating A Conflict with Scott Sauls

Pastor Scott Sauls, author of the book, “A Gentle Answer,” joins Dave and Ann Wilson to discuss the power of gentle answers in a culture of outrage. Gentle answers communicate, “You matter, your opinion matters.” People don’t get scolded into agreement, Sauls says. No one ever says “Thank you for lecturing and shaming me.” Yes, … Read more

What Nehemiah Teaches us about Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion

In both popular and academic leadership studies, the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah serves as an archetype of a great leader. Throughout the book of Nehemiah he constantly demonstrates his ability to influence others toward achieving a common goal. Nehemiah’s life teaches us a great deal about how leaders must have a vision, strategically plan, overcome … Read more

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them.