Lead On ARROW LEADERSHIP Highlights Leadership Matters Why Christian leadership is distinct and matters - more on page 2 Leading Women 2008 Meet two award recipients with Arrow connections - see page 2 21st Class of the Arrow Leadership Program, Executive Stream Ripple Aware Leadership Matters The powerful impact of example - see page 3 Arrow’s core values serve as our in response to God’s call and choose guide and assist in maintaining to become reliable Christian leaders focus on our mission and day-to- of integrity. The uniqueness of godly Thanks for Fishing with Arrow day decision-making. Values are leadership is that it becomes possible Learn about Arrow’s growing vision like a compass – always guiding our because God infuses Himself – His - see page 4 ministry and behavior. “Leadership presence, character, wisdom and ability Matters” is at the top of our list. – on those whom He anoints with this gift and who, in response, surrender to Godly leadership is critical to the be subject to His guidance. Church, our world and ultimately to God. This calling formed Arrow Leadership and is why there is such demand It is not easy, this leading for Jesus. His for our ministry today. Even the briefest study of human history will reflect that ways are higher than our ways, and the no generation can rise above the level of its leadership. Entire nations rise and path he will guide us down is scattered fall according to the effectiveness of with both trials and blessings. Landmark their leadership in government and studies like Kouzes and Posner’s The society. Leadership Challenge and Collins’ Good to Great, clearly show that good leadership is This truth can also be applied to more relational than anything else. What organizations, businesses, families, Jim Collins calls “level-five leadership” and churches. When leaders are looks a whole lot like what Jesus called destroyed, those who follow them get “servanthood”. Good leaders lead by hurt, become scattered and are preyed serving and serve by leading. upon by one who is constantly on the prowl for stragglers. Christian leadership is uniquely distinct from the world’s definition because of It is imperative therefore, that men the nature of its character requirements. and women, young and old rise up While the secular and corporate world may February 2008 ARROW LEADERSHIP Leadership Matters speak of the need of moral character, it giver of spiritual gifts, gives a special gift The gift of leadership is discovered will lack certain qualities of character that of leadership as described in Romans and developed in the same way as are strictly Christian in nature. Qualities 12:6-8. other spiritual gifts, that is, through life like submission to the Lordship of Christ, experience, training, and the maturing complete trust in Scripture, and those In North America, we too often associate process. Even though it is the product characteristics listed in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 leadership to a certain type of personality. of the Spirit’s presence and God’s grace, and Titus 1:7-9 all contribute to the unique The Bible does not share this view. The this gift requires diligence, faithfulness, foundation of Christian leadership. gift of leadership is not a matter of a hard work, and commitment if it is to be certain personality type. Peter was a exercised effectively. Christian maturity and leadership is leader by virtue of his personal strength distinctive as to its source. In Scripture, (Acts 4:8–12), James by virtue of practical Through the support of the friends of the special ability to be a Christian leader wisdom (Acts 15:12–21), Paul by virtue Arrow Leadership we have the joy of is explicitly declared to be the product of of intellectual capacity (as seen in his coming alongside God’s leaders – assisting the gift of the Spirit. While all Christians sermons and epistles), Timothy by virtue them to discover, mature and develop have a responsibility to lead in certain of sacrificial service (Phil 2:19–21), Priscilla to be all that they can be in service for capacities—as parents, teachers, and as for her warmth and boldness (Acts 18:26) God. Communities and nations are being members of society—the Holy Spirit, the and John by virtue of his heart for God and transformed as a result. Each day we man as seen in all of his writings. All these can know that over 1200 Arrow alumni leaders of course shared all these virtues worldwide seek to be led more by Jesus, to some degree, but each of them had a to lead more like Jesus and to lead more distinct personality strength that uniquely to Jesus. And, we know that more than marked him or her. This demonstrates that eleven thousand are coming to Christ leadership is not a matter of our human each year through their leadership and personality but of divine sovereignty. Just well over a million people are in their as the Spirit’s gifts are not reserved for direct sphere of influence. An eternal a few outstanding people so the Spirit’s ripple effect beyond our comprehension. gift of leadership is not reserved for a Because leadership matters! particular kind of personality. by Dr. Carson Pue Congratulations to Arrow Leadership’s Leading Women! We are pleased to announce that Brenda Pue, Arrow’s Director With a clear call to launch Arrow in Canada over twelve years ago of Recruitment and Program Integrity and Arrow alumnus (ALP and her heart for mentoring and developing ministry leaders 8, Cdn 1999) Lorna Dueck will be receiving Leading Women around North America, Brenda’s specific award is in the Ministry Awards at Leading Women 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. category. This category recognizes distinctive achievements in organizational leadership. Also receiving recognition at the March 1 banquet, Lorna Dueck’s award celebrates her outstanding achievement in the development and production of public media to tell a God- honouring message. Lorna is the President of Media Voice Generation and the Executive Producer of Listen Up – a weekly newsmagazine dedicated to coverage and analysis of faith and culture in Canada. (www.listenuptv.com). This is the fourth year Leading Women have profiled women whom God is using to make extraordinary contributions to the success of the work and ministry in their areas of influence. Please see www.leadingwomen.ca for more information. February 2008 “If you stop, and if you rest, and if you dream - all sorts of other things come to mind. This is the absolute necessity of becoming eccentric. To be eccentric means literally, to deviate from the norm. Someone eccentric is unusual. Jesus was eccentric - all the time.” - Stephen Cottrell Ripples Aware Ministry Calendar Over the months this column has traced the “ripple Feb 8 - 10 Arrow Board Meeting - effect” one generation of leaders has on those who Los Angeles follow them. In this issue we reverse the process and explore a current Christian leader’s awareness of this March 2 - 7 23rd Class of the Arrow ripple effect in his life. Leadership Program (Emerging Stream) meets Mark Holbrook has been the President/CEO of the on Keats Island, BC Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) since 1979. ECCU’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of March 28 - 30 Ministry Training and evangelical ministries and ministry-minded individuals Spiritual Enrichment Paul Sailhamer through biblically based, value-driven financial services. Conference , Brenda Pue In 2004 ECCU partnered with Arrow Leadership to make Arrow’s training more accessible in the USA with a special focus on young, speaking at Briercrest, urban, multi-ethnic Christian leaders. Caronport, SK Q: Mark, what was the context of leadership modeled for you in your early April 13 - 18 22nd Class of the Arrow years? Leadership Program A. Except for my family, most of the examples of leadership I observed (Emerging Stream) meets growing up were negative, even dysfunctional…little honoring of people’s on Keats Island, BC efforts, little sense of giftedness, obvious workaholism, and using rather than developing people. The positive effect of this was my determination April 25 - 27 Arrow Board Meeting - that this was not the way I wanted to lead. Chicago While studying at Biola College I began to see better examples. And I was reared under the influence of excellent pastors who were Bible teachers. They gave me my love for and desire to know and teach the Scriptures. However, most of those men were not good administrators of their ministries. Alumni Corner Q. What is an example of leadership that you came to admire? Carl Nash (ALP 10, Cdn 2001) is the director A. George Vouga was one of the founders of the Conservative Baptist Credit of Launch - a program of Youth Unlimited Union which merged in 1984 with the Association of Christian Schools (Toronto YFC) that walks alongside young International (ACSI) Credit Union to become ECCU. His godly example and innovative leaders as they birth their Kingdom unfailing encouragement was a huge factor in my personal and professional dreams. Check out their new software development. George helped give me confidence that I could, at age 29, program, DreamLAUNCH … it’s designed assume the leadership of the credit union. He continues to this day to be to walk young leaders through developing a a major encourager in my life. plan for new projects, events or ministries. Q. What would you like to emphasize before we conclude? www.321launch.ca Also committed to investing in the lives of young A. Every organization is an example and model to others. The question is whether we are good examples or bad. As an organization grows people leaders is Dave Coryell (ALP 11, US 2001). Dave look more closely and our authenticity matters even more. That is the is the director of development at Pennsylvania leader’s responsibility. The command to consider others as more important Christian Endeavor, whose mission is to lead than ourselves (Philippians 2) must be recognized as the way things are, youth and young adults to Christ equiping them not just how they should be. And if we don’t get that we will suffer for it for Christian service and leadership. Check and our mission will be hindered. out their camps, conferences, and workshops: www.pachristianendeavor.org ARROW LEADERSHIP PLEASE PASS THIS ON… Thanks for Fishing With Arrow Intern Opportunities with Arrow When I ministered at Insight for Living there Leadership - 10 Months to Grow, was a cartoon that we used in one of our Contribute and Experience - Starting newsletters that still makes me smile. There Fall 2008 were two men sitting on chairs, fishing through Arrow Leadership is seeking two dynamic holes in the ice. The fellow on the right has his servant-leaders who will join our Langley, line draped through a typical disk-like opening. BC- based team as interns from mid-August The fellow on the left has his line in the water 2008 – mid-June 2009. too waiting for a nibble. His hole however, is a huge crater-like opening that reaches to the The internships are a unique and intentional horizon – in the shape of a whale. opportunity to grow through weekly intensive mentoring, receiving feedback Now that’s what I call vision! from Arrow’s world-class assessment We can laugh at this, but you have to hand it to the guy on the left – he is ready! That’s process, and attending select Arrow what we are trying to do here at Arrow Leadership. Our board are devoting extra time Leadership Program seminars. Interns will to listening to the Lord for the vision for the next five years here at Arrow. And, we are contribute to the strategic development of beginning to think big and get ready. Here are some of the steps we’re taking: Christian leaders in various roles as part of our staff team as well as experience some travel around North America and New Leadership Services Division the beauty, diversity and recreational wonderland of British Columbia. Arrow has been developing leaders for 17 years and more and more we have been asked regularly to consult with churches, denominations and organizations in areas of To review the full internship leadership development, mentoring, transitions and leadership succession planning. In posting, please see our website: response, we are now taking the step forward to offer these services as part of Arrow’s www.arrowleadership.org ministry with the revenue generated contributing to our core ministry of the Arrow For more information or to submit a cover Leadership Program. letter and resume, contact Special Assistant Of course we need a champion for this new endeavor and have started a search for a to the President, Bruce Mathewson at new full time leader who will forge ahead in building this ministry. Could your church firstname.lastname@example.org or organization use an infusion of leadership insight? We will soon be able to offer our assistance to the Kingdom’s work in this way. New Executive Stream Class Launches June 2008 Two Arrow Internship Positions Christian CEOs, senior executives, In August of 2008 we are offering the opportunity for two younger leaders to join the marketplace leaders and executive Arrow team for 10 months to grow, contribute and experience learning and mentoring pastors interested in transformational that will leap frog them ahead toward their future goals. The internships will be based leadership development are invited in Vancouver, BC and more details are on our website. If you know a young graduate to consider Arrow’s upcoming who would benefit by being with us please direct them to apply as soon as possible. Executive Stream Class of the Arrow Leadership Program. Please see www.arrowleadership.org for more If we are honest, too many things lack vision. Well not here at Arrow. We are breaking information. the ice into a whale sized hole. Thanks for fishing with us! Financial Update As Arrow enters into the ‘second half’ of our fiscal year, we are pleased to note that we continue to track closely to our Dr. Carson Pue, President 2007-08 budget. However, with five residential seminars between now and June we are also entering an intensive season of investment in the lives of leaders and would greatly appreciate Arrow Leadership your continued financial support. Thank you for prayerfully considering the ‘ripple PO Box 4166, Vancouver BC V6B 3Z6 PO Box 1243, Blaine WA 98231-1243 effect’ of your investment and support Phone: 1.877.262.7769 Fax: 1.604.576.5629 www.arrowleadership.org through Arrow.