Welcome from Bruce Fister

Growing and Building demonstrates lessons in leadership found­ed upon faith and prayer that is centered around biblical stories and my personal experiences derived from my time leading Officers’ Christian Fellowship’s Growing and Building Campaign. Included are a few stories of interest from my military career. While the book is about a campaign to raise funds and grow the ministry, the lessons are examples that could be applied in any number of leadership situations. All the lessons in this book — leadership, prayer, and especially faith, should be helpful to a leader of any organization, whether a church, community, business, or military.  This is a story of servant leadership lessons you’ll want to read.


Servant leadership is based on character, that is who YOU are and what is in YOUR heart.  YOU THE LEADER are first a servant of the Lord and then a servant to those for whom you have a responsibility as the leader of your organization.

It is leadership based upon a biblical world view where YOU THE LEADER love the Lord and genuinely love those in your organization for whom you serve.  It is leadership where you view yourself at the bottom of the organization providing support for those responsible for the work, yet it is leadership where YOU THE LEADER must step to the front and address those tasks that only you can accomplish.  It is leadership based upon courage and perseverance founded upon your faith in the Lord.

Posterity will serve Him,
future generations will be told about the Lord.
They will proclaim His righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn . . .

Psalm 22:30-31


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