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One of the basic premises which undergirds the ideas on this website is that a church board forms the strategic ministry leadership team in the congregation, exercising much of this leadership through wise governance. However, ministry leadership in addition includes … (read the rest)
[Although the story in this case study may seem to resemble a real situation, the names, places and actual circumstances do not describe any actual church, church board, pastor or chairperson.]
At the annual general meeting of Faith church the … (read the rest)
This weekend (January 2015) I am going to enjoy another annual church board retreat. I am not leading it this time and so I will be able to interact and reflect as a participant. In my view the annual church … (read the rest)
The church board chairperson acts as a catalyst and instigator, bringing new ideas for improving board operations to the attention of the board members. Every idea may not be adopted, but the chair will not let the board get complacent … (read the rest)
Research shows that organizational health arises from an agency’s capacity to “align around a clear vision, strategy and culture; to execute with excellence; and to renew the organization’s focus over time….”(http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/the_hidden_value_of_organizational_health_and_how_to_capture_it; A.De Smet, B. Schaninger, M. Smith; April 2014). While … (read the rest)