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Should congregations build into their bylaws some limitations related to the number of consecutive terms that church board members can serve or some limitation regarding the age (either minimum or maximum) of board members?
- Limitation of Number of Consecutive Terms.
297. Do Church Boards Have to Use New Testament Terms to Describe Leaders and Leadership Structures?
Leading change is always a challenge within congregational life, but particularly when it affects how leadership and governance structures get defined, named, and integrated. People become invested in traditional modes and terms, often believing that divergence indicates a deviation from … (read the rest)
In the past several years various church growth strategists have argued that congregations have life-cycles. It is argued that if church leaders know where their congregation is in their specific life-cycle, then they can adopt strategies that will enable new … (read the rest)
Developing church board policy faces two significant impediments — people and process. In both instances inertia arising from tradition, ignorance of better ways to work together, and general antipathy to change discourages the development of policy. To break through this … (read the rest)
A chairperson has a good feeling when basic church board policies finally are in place. Some clarity and consistency now exists regarding the means by which the board can guide its operations. Of course, a big challenge is keeping the … (read the rest)