Yes, it's time! For too long church board chairs have laboured without much help or many resources. Struggling valiantly chairs work diligently, but often feel overwhelmed by complexity, adversarial relationships, uncertain expectations, and the lack of a road map. Yet, you do this work because you believe in the mission of Christ's church. Recent developments in non-profit governance continue to influence how church board's understand their role, particularly within larger church settings. Whether it is the Carver "Policy Governance" model, or another paradigm, the chair's role also is being re-conceived and re-positioned within church leadership structures. In this website I seek to provide a forum for introducing, evaluating, and biblically situating such developments and also providing some resources so that you as a church board chair can find your bearings in all of these matters.

281. Communication #2: An Essential for Effective Church Board Operations

In blog article #280 I introduced the issue of church board communications. I proposed that good communication internal to the board, internal between the board and the staff and congregation, and external between the board and individuals and groups outside (read the rest)

280. Communication #1: An Essential for Effective Church Board Operations

The church board meets at its regular monthly session. An agenda, circulated a week in advance, has set out the work the board needs to do. At the meeting the board reaches decisions on several issues. The board members go … (read the rest)

279. Ideas for Improving Church Board Meetings.

You may already know about these ideas and even be attempting to implement them. However, it is my experience that many board leaders long for fresh ideas to help them enhance church board operations. So here are five that might … (read the rest)

278. Book Review: “Focusing Your Church Board Using the Carver Policy Governance Model,” by Ted Hull (Word Alive Press, 2015)

Ted Hull is the president of Ted Hull Consulting and an Associate Consultant with The Governance Coach™. He also has authored “A Guide To Governing Charities” (Word Alive Press, 2011). In this new book he outlines “the application of John … (read the rest)

277. Governance, Innovation and Sustainability in the Role of a Church Board Chairperson.

Governance, innovation and sustainability constitute a significant trio of church board activities — all in support of the spiritual health of the congregation. A church board chairperson consequently has to have some sense of how to assist the board members … (read the rest)