Seminar attracts local business, community leaders

Seminar attracts local business, community leaders

More than two dozen area business and community leaders attended a special March 15 seminar on the BBC&S campus featuring President Jim Jeffery, who outlined the importance of growing the fruits and roots of leadership.

"I thought it was a great reflection on leadership," said Paula Mackarey, president of Clarks Summit, PA-based Happenings Communications Group. "I am encouraged to read more on some of the examples of leadership that were used from the Bible."
President Jeffery, who has led BBC&S since 2001, has invested years in understanding and practicing leadership, developing mentoring relationships with business owners, six key points of leadership, and a presentation many have found valuable.

His years as president, coupled with 26 years as a pastor and service on nonprofit boards, give him a unique ability to connect with a wide range of groups.

In his presentation, President Jeffery outlined the importance of the roots of good leadership -- character, commitment, and conviction -- and the fruits of good leadership -- competency, capacity, and chemistry.

"President Jeffery was very interesting," said Natalie O'Hara, principal at Pace Construction Managers Inc., in Scranton. "He's very passionate about leadership. I learned about a lot of resources for leadership skills that will help me in my office."

The seminar included lunch and a campus tour, as well as a copy of the book "The Leadership Challenge," an evidence-based leadership model created by academics Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.

See pictures from the event here.

Several more campus events are planned for the spring and summer, including the Church Ministries Conference on April 15-16.

Learn about all events and conferences at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 3/15/2011 3:14:23 PM

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