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.

248. Resolving Complaints Against a Church Board

When you become a church board chair, it does not take too long before you hear your first complaint about the church board. They go with the territory as they say. You become the lightning rod for such responses. A … (read the rest)

247. Resolving Complaints Against The Lead Pastor.

One of the toughest roles that a church board has to own is the responsible processing of serious complaints leveled against a senior church leader.  The leader could be the primary employee or a key board member, but the challenges … (read the rest)

246. Communications and Church Board Operations.

The more consulting I do with church boards, the more I discover that good communications is key to effective board leadership. It may seem to be a small element in the larger world of church board work, but if a … (read the rest)

245. Selective Results from a Recent Survey of NonProfit Boards in North America

The October 2014 newsletter “Boardsource Spark” presented a short preview of the key findings of “BoardSource’s national survey.” While some might argue that church board members are more motivated and involved than members of other types of nonprofit agencies, these … (read the rest)

244. Church Boards and Their Relationship with other Internal Church Ministries.

In several of my church board consultations I have encountered situations where congregations have established subsidiary ministries (e.g. Christian schools, child care centers, camps). In some cases the congregation is advised to establish a separate board to oversee this new … (read the rest)