Writings

Speeches, Messages, Miscellaneous Addresses, and Essays
by Dr. E. LeBron Fairbanks

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Inaugural Addresses

  1. Theological Education for a God-Called Ministry, Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1984
  2. Education for a Lifestyle of Service, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1990

Baccalaureate Addresses

  1. The Joy and Pain of Leadership (Power Point Presentation), 2006
  2. A Conviction of Hope, 2005
  3. The Illusiveness of Contentment, 2004
  4. The ‘Grace Gift’ of Tenacity, 2003
  5. Making Room, 2002
  6. Cultivating A Spirit of Gratefulness, 2001
  7. Life Is Too Short, 2000
  8. A Covenant For Character, 1999
  9. Think Magnificently About God, 1998
  10. Live As Men and Women of God, 1997
  11. Life Verses, 1996
  12. A Legacy of a Worthy Leader, 1995
  13. God Can Be Trusted, 1994
  14. Commitment and Contentment, 1993
  15. Challenging the Transition Times in Your Life, 1992
  16. How Do You Want to be Remembered? 1991
  17. Do You Really Believe? 1990

Chapel Messages

  1. How Do You Want To Be Remembered? January 25, 2007
  2. Do I Really Believe … ? September 13, 2006
  3. My Faith Journey This Year, April 5, 2006
  4. Is It Really Possible …? September 7, 2005
  5. Is it Really Possible Chapel PowerPoint, September 7, 2005
  6. Driving Forces in the Christian Leader, May 4, 2005
  7. A Seeker of Christian Character and Integrity, September 8, 2004
  8. A Plea for Intercessory Prayer: Philippians 1:3-9, May 5, 2004
  9. Life Verses from a Life-Shaping God (Fall Revival Chapel), October 24, 2003
  10. Bridging Cultures For Christ, September 17, 2003
  11. Maturing Spiritually in a Diverse Christian Community, May 7, 2003
  12. God’s Vision for Us, September 5, 2002
  13. Quality and Soul: The Challenge to Excellence in Christian Higher Education, May 1, 2002
  14. Why do Good People Suffer? September 12, 2001
  15. Brokenness and the Christian Life, September 13, 2000
  16. A Gift of ‘Dust-Free’ Feet! May 3, 2000
  17. Intentionally Nurturing the Spiritual Life, February 4, 2000
  18. Whatever Happens…Forgive the Unforgiving, September 4, 1998
  19. Whatever Happens…Watch Our Words, September 3, 1998
  20. Whatever Happens…Live in Peace, September 3, 1998
  21. Whatever Happens…Keep the Faith, September 2, 1998
  22. A Legacy of a ‘Worthy’ Leader, September 2, 1998
  23. Shaping Servant Leaders at MVNC, September 11, 1996
  24. Making Right Choices in College, September 6, 1995
  25. A Challenge to Live a Holy Life, May, 1995
  26. Talking Past One Another, September 7, 1994

Miscellaneous Addresses

  1. Staying Power – December 2006
  2. Make My Joy Complete
  3. Let’s Transition Together
  4. Students Leading Students: The Joy and Pain of Leadership
  5. Reflections on the Future of Christian Higher Education (Originally a PowerPoint)
  6. Moving from Vision to Action
  7. Critical Distinctive of Christian Higher Education
  8. The Joy and Pain of Transformational Leadership
  9. Leadership for Congregational Transformation
  10. Leadership Character Makes the Difference in My Work
  11. Mentoring Leadership Character
  12. Personal Leadership Character Formation
  13. Reflecting/Anticipating…
  14. Character Qualities that Characterize and Convict
  15. A “Vocational Vision” for Student Development Leaders
  16. The “Holistic Benefits” of Christian Higher Education
  17. Nurturing a “Spirit” of Excellence
  18. A Line in the Sand
  19. Driving Forces at MVNU
  20. Leading/Teaching/Serving with the Mind of Christ
  21. Mentoring and Modeling Leadership Character
  22. A Service of Remembrance and Prayer, September 11, 2002
  23. Great Expectations…
  24. The Heart of the Servant Leader
  25. A Vision of Colleges in the Future
  26. The Future of the Small Christian Liberal Arts College
  27. The Power of Three (or more!)
  28. Enrollment Cap, Institutional Mission and Collaboration

Recently Published Books, Essays/Manuscripts

  1. For This We Stand
  2. Servant Leadership for a Servant Community
  3. Bridging Cultures for Christ, with Dr. Alex Varughese
  4. Lausanne Forum “Funding For Evangelism and Mission” with Dr. Charles Roost – 2004
  5. Solitude, Silence, and Serenity (Zondervan Church Source Article)
  6. The Cooperative Edge: “Turning institutional collaboration into institutional strategy”(published in USAGroup Foundation “New Agenda Series,” Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2000. Allen P. Splete, Editor, pages 40-45)
  7. Leading the People of God – Faculty Guide – 2003
  8. Leading the People of God – Student Guide – 2003
  9. Leading the People of God – Faculty Guide – 2008 – Spanish
  10. Leading the People of God – Student Guide – 2008 – Spanish
  11. Final Report to the Board of Trustees, November 2006
  12. Learning to be Last: Leadership for Congregational Transformation (published in 2008 by NPH).

Post Mount Vernon Nazarene University Writings: 2007-2008

  1. An Attitude of Acceptance, October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  2. An Attitude of Acceptance, (Originally a Power Point), October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  3. The Blessing of Brokenness, October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  4. The Blessing of Brokenness, (Originally a Power Point), October 2007 – Eurasia Leadership Conference
  5. Leading with a Servant Heart, January 2008 – Unpublished text – APNTS class

International Board of Education Commissioner 2008-present

  1. Caring for Others is the Measure of Greatness – May 2008 – SNU Commencement
  2. Big Dreams! Great Faith, November 2008 – APNTS FISC Rededication
  3. Big Dreams! Great Faith, (Originally a Power Point), November 2008 – APNTS FISC Rededication
  4. Moving from Vision to Results, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  5. Moving from Vision to Results, (Originally a Power Point), April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  6. Moving from Vision to Results – French, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  7. Moving from Vision to Results – Portuguese, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  8. Moving from Vision to Results – Amharic, April 2009 – Africa Regional Leadership Conference
  9. Character Counts, Really Counts! May 2009 – ANU Commencement
  10. The Global System of Nazarene Education, June 2009
  11. The Global System of Nazarene Education, Oral Presentation June 2009– IHEC Conference
  12. The Global System of Nazarene Education, (Originally a Power Point), June 2009– IHEC Conference
  13. The Role of Education in Leadership Development The Character Quality of Acceptance SIBS (Manuscript) Sept 2009
  14. The Role of Education in Leadership Development The Character Quality of Acceptance-SIBS, (Originally a Power Point), Sept 2009
  15. Best Practices of Nazarene College University and Seminary Governing Boards Sept 22, 2009
  16. The Measure of Greatness NAHEC Commencement Oct 2009
  17. The “Grace Gift” of Tenacity NTC Manchester, Commencement Oct 2009
  18. Seminary of the Americas in Costa Rica Board Development English Oct 29 2009
  19. Seminary of the Americas in Costa Rica Board Development Practicas de gobierno para juntas de regentes Oct 29 2009
  20. Legacy of a Worthy Leader Eph 4:1-3
  21. Legacy of a Worthy Leader Eph 4:1-3 Spanish
  22. Creating Space/Making Room, Winter Commencement Mount Vernon Nazarene University December 12, 2009
  23. New Beginnings-Renewed Commitments, Caribbean Nazarene College Commencement Address, May 2010
  24. Best Practices of Strong and Effective Governing Boards, Caribbean Nazarene College, May 2010
  25. The Leader as Catalyst in Transforming a Community of Faith
  26. When Good and Godly People Colide Over Vision (SPANISH), (ENGLISH), Seminario Nazareno de las Americas, July 2010
  27. Leadership Vision for Southern Africa Nazarene University (English), (Spanish) (Portuguese) Keynote Address at university launch, October 22, 2010
  28. The Leadership Gift of Biblical Contentment (English), (Spanish), (Portuguese) Seminario Nazareno de las Americas, Graduation & 40th Anniversary November 2010
  29. Think Questions - Board Development Book DRAFT Chapter, January 2011
  30. Watch Your Words – Board Development Book DRAFT Chapter, February 2011
  31. Africa Nazarene University Board Development Workshop Presentation – March 2011

 

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