New Workshop Series on Church Management Launched

Feb 7, 2012

Nuts and Bolts for Pastors

Providence’s Buller Centre for Business Offers 6-Part Workshop Series on Church Management

Otterburne—The Buller Centre for Business working in partnership with Providence Theological Seminary, is launching a new 6-part workshop series on church management, beginning January 10th, 2013.

Focused on the needs of new pastors, the intention of this workshop series is to provide them with the basic skills of management, adapted to the church setting. The workshop may also be of interest for more-experienced church leaders who want to brush up their management skills.

“In developing this series, we surveyed more than two dozen experienced church leaders and asked them what skills and knowledge they wish they’d had when they started in their first lead pastoral role,” said Bruce Duggan, Director of the Buller Centre for Business. “They told us they would have wanted workshops focused on planning, staff and volunteer management, publicizing their church’s activities, and on practical leadership tips. So we’ve built a workshop series around those needs.”


  • 6 session
  • every other Thursday monring
  • January 1 to March 21, 2013
  • 8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg
  • $300 plus GST per participant (bursaries available if needed)


Workshop Leaders

This workshop series is led by Bob Fast. Bob began his career with BMO Bank of Montreal in 1980. He was their Area Manager for Personal Banking for 10 years, and was recently appointed to the position of Commercial Account Advisor. Bob has been involved in leadership at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church for more than 20 years, most recently as their board chair. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the General Council for the North American Baptist Conference. Bob received his MBA from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2009.

Other leaders and presenters in this workshop series include:

  • Yvonne Thompson, CHRP, CHSC, President, Change Innovators
  • Chris Banman, President, Orchard Road Marketing Group; Chair, Board of Directors, Star Lake Lodge
  • Bruce Duggan, Director, Buller Centre for Business

“Bob Fast brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the leadership of this workshop series,” said Bruce Duggan. “We are also fortunate to have Yvonne’s extensive knowledge of Human Resources issues, and Chris’ marketing acumen as part of the resources available. Participants will get both real-life experience and a solid foundation in the management principles covered.”

More Details

More information on this workshop series is available at

Media Contact

Bruce Duggan
Director, Providence’s Buller Centre for Business
204-433-7488 e 314

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