Many pastors and lay leaders are truly gifted with being visionary leaders. They see what is possible and they see it long before many of the rest of the congregation sees it. However, these visionary leaders are not always gifted at the next steps in making the vision a reality. This book is for those who have the vision, but are looking for some practical help in reaching the destination.
Kevin Bowser is the husband of a beautiful and wonderful woman. He is the father of two of the greatest kids on the planet. He is a father-in-law to a great young woman. And he is "Papa" to three very special grandchildren. In his spare time he is one of the creative forces behind Leadership Voices, LLC, a collaborative blog that covers the many facets of leadership. He is a leadership coach and mentor to other leaders who want to grow and become even more effective. He is an active blogger and writer. And if there is any time left over, he works with small non-profit organizations and churches on the topics of change management, crisis intervention and leadership development. And then, if there is any more time left over, he is an author with two books completed and at least one more already in the works.
Kevin Bowser is a gift to the local church. His love for the church, respect and honor for the pastor, and knowledge of leadership from a church and business perspective allow him to become a resource to churches of all sizes.
My first connection to Kevin was when he was mentoring me and working with the congregation that I was leading at that time. He helped us to take steps towards becoming everything we could be for the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom. As a recipient of this material when it was crafted in its beginning stages, I can vouch for its value. I have grown immensely under the coaching that Kevin offered to me and I have continued to grow through the years because of the lessons I have learned and the wise counsel he offered, and still does offer to me. It is truly a blessing to be able to recommend this guidebook. My prayer is that Kevin and his ministry will also encourage other pastors and churches.
Wes Hershberger, Executive Pastor
Grandview Nazarene Church Grandview, Washington