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Bringing Out the Best in Your Board

(Many leaders feel a governing board is a necessary evil to be endured. David Allan Hubbard feels differently. He views the board as a primary field for ministry, a resource to be celebrated and creatively tapped.

At Fuller Theological Seminary, he recruited and developed a board of trustees frequently acknowledged as one of the finest in the world.

His insights, though developed in the fires of an educational institution, are applicable to pastors and church leaders. Many of the pressures and tensions are the same.

Hubbard was appointed president of Fuller Theological Seminary in 1963, when he was thirty-five years old, and served until his retirement in July 1993. Under his administration the seminary in Pasadena, California, grew from an average enrollment of 302 from 42 denominations and 12 countries to a current enrollment of 2,678 from 108 denominations and 68 countries. The faculty grew from 21 to 71, and the annual operating budget from $668,077 to $22,082,000.

In June 1993, days before ...

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From Issue:Winter 1994: Preaching
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