The 32nd Class of the Arrow Leadership Program graduated in March. We were able to capture some of what God accomplished in the a three-minute video. You will be encouraged by these stories of transformation and impact.
The Canadian headquarters for Arrow Leadership is relocating to Abbotsford, British Columbia. Effective February 4, 2013 Arrow’s office will be located at Unit D, 2609 Progressive Way, Abbotsford near the Abbotsford International Airport.
In commenting on the move, Canadian President Dr. Steve Brown notes, “There are a number of national ministries located in Abbotsford and we are excited to join their ranks in this growing city. This move will also better steward our time and financial resources.”
Please note our new contact information:Arrow Leadership Unit D, 2609 Progressive Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H8 Ph: (604) 864-6402 Fx: (604) 864-6493
The launch of two new classes of the Arrow Leadership Program in 2013 will provide opportunity for 50 Christian leaders to experience Arrow’s personalized, intentional and transformational leadership development process.
For Christian leaders aged 25-40 serving in the church and parachurch, the Emerging Stream focuses primarily on personal, pastoral and ministry leadership. This 36th Class of the Arrow Leadership Program launches in mid-June with the first residential in September 2013. Helping leaders to understand God’s unique calling for their life and ministry, cultivate a greater depth of character, and develop critical competencies for relevant, authentic leadership and evangelism are all key outcomes for this new class.
Arrow’s Executive Stream carefully crafted to meet the leadership development needs of Executive Christian Leaders (of any age) in both ministry and marketplace positions. This stream specifically focuses on practical personal, team and organizational leadership training and seeks to maximize the effectiveness of executive leaders and their organizations. Arrow’s 37th Class launches September 30th, 2013 with the first residential in January 2014.
Arrow is now accepting leader recommendations and applications for both classes.
To learn more about the program or to recommend a leader, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-262-7769.
At their Annual Meetings, Arrow’s Board of Directors elected Sam Chaise to be a Member of the Board. Sam currently serves as General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries, a church-based international mission agency which engages in sustainable community development, leadership training, and global discipleship.
In welcoming Sam to the Board, the Chair Miller Alloway commented, “We couldn’t ask for a better candidate than Sam. Sam brings to the Board multiple perspectives and experiences based on his experience as a Pastor, Educator, Businessman, and leader of CBM — an international mission agency. And as a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program, Sam brings an insider’s vision to the continuing growth and development of the ministry under Dr. Steve Brown’s Leadership as Canadian President.”
Prior to his role with Canadian Baptist Ministries, Sam served as Director of the newly formed Carey Institute at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, which was launched to provide accessible and relevant training and education to the churches of Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Sam has also served as Associate Pastor at Kitsilano Christian Community Church in Vancouver, Pastor of Worship & Outreach at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Saskatoon, and Lead Pastor at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster, BC. Sam also had a brief stint in the oil industry after obtaining his undergraduate Commerce degree.
Sam is married to Cindie, who is an Art Historian. He loves helping people and churches see how their stories connect with God’s Story, and believes that mission today is about the cross-pollination of people, resources, ideas, and vision.
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Long-time Arrow trainer Dr. Paul Borthwick has just released his newest book, Western Christians in Global Missions – What’s the Role of the North American Church? The recent press release from IVP Books notes that “Missions specialist Paul Borthwick brings an urgent report on how the Western church can best continue in global mission. Providing current analysis of the state of the world and Majority World opinion, Borthwick offers concrete advice for North American churches pursuing a genuine partnership with their non- Western counterparts.”
Dr. Borthwick has led Arrow’s module on World Missions for many years and serves full-time as Senior Consultant with Development Associates International. He also teaches missions at GordonCollegein Wenham, Massachusetts. His books include A Mind for Missions, How to Be a World-Class Christian and Six Dangerous Questions to Transform Your View of the World.
Jesper Oehlenschlager is a pastor from Denmark who will graduate from Arrow’s 30th Class in November. Jesper participated in Arrow in North America with the dream of launching Arrow in Denmark.
Jesper writes, “The need for leadership is huge everywhere – including Denmark. There are different leadership programs inDenmark, but Arrow’s focus on identity, call, character, competency and mission is quite unique. “
He continues, “Thanks to Arrow in North America I have been sponsored and have had a fantastic experience. I have learned a lot through the program and developed as a pastor and staff leader – and through my personal growth the church and the staff are also growing. I can’t express my gratitude enough. Please pray – we are launching Arrow in Denmark and now have 14 applicants with the first residential in April 2013.”