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Leading An Organization: “Chess, Not Checkers”

October 8, 2020@9:30 am-11:30 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until October 22, 2020

Healthy Leaders for Healthy Churches

Topic: Leading An Organization: “Chess Not Checkers.”

The early days of an organization are like checkers: a quickly played game
with interchangeable pieces.

As the organization expands, you have to think strategically
and plan ahead—that’s chess. Leaders who continue to play checkers
when the name of the game is chess, LOSE.

If you consistently make the moves presented in this seminar, over time,
you will position your organization to WIN! Take time to learn how to be a better leader.

The material presented in these sessions is built off of the leadership training strategies of Mark Miller, the Vice President of High-Performance Leadership for the Chick-Fil-A corporation. Mark is the author of 8 best-selling leadership books and is a Christ-follower. The material is designed to assist both pastoral staff, leading a local Church, as well as Christ-followers who lead in their business or industry.

We will be joined by Pastor Jay Vineyard who will discuss various principles that will help people in their ability to lead organizations effectively.


Jay Vineyard serves as the Ministry Pastor at Dogwood Church since January 2014. His primary responsibilities include leadership development, equipping and mobilization volunteers, pastoral care, campus safety and Russia missional engagement. Prior to joining the Dogwood staff Jay served the Georgia Baptist Convention as a State Missionary in Church Revitalization and Leadership Ministries for 14 years. Jay is also the Southern Baptist Convention liaison with Lead Like Jesus, an international leadership development service of Ken Blanchard.

Jay is a graduate of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. He earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as a pastor, youth minister and associate pastor in various churches.

Jay and his wife, Karen, have three adult children and most importantly 4 grandchildren. Jay and Karen make their home in Fairburn, GA.


Registration = $10.00

Registration Details

  • This online 3-part event will be held over 3 consecutive Thursdays.
  • Registration includes a 90-minute training session on each Thursday.
  • Participants will select a specific time slot when registering.
  • The time slot will be the same for the participant on each Thursday of the event.

Dates and Times:
9:30 AM (October 8th | October 15th | October 22nd)
1:30 PM (October 8th | October 15th | October 22nd)

For Questions:
Event Questions – email Randy Millwood at or call/text 443-878-4587
Registration Questions – email Demetra Bennett at


Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in this event, please email Demetra Bennett at