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.

251. “Trust and Tension” — Managing the ‘Tone’ of a Church Board

In a November 2014 interview D. Beatty (a faculty person at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) stated that the role of a corporate board chair is to bring “individuals with the right mix of talents together, utilizing … (read the rest)

250. Church Boards — Who Cares?

For the most part church boards operate behind the scenes in congregational life. Church members have very little idea about the nature of the board’s work or responsibility or what happens in its meetings. Only when things are in crisis … (read the rest)

249. Church Boards, Transformation and Leadership.

Often the rap against church boards is their perceived opposition to change. Frequently populated by older members of the congregation, they have a reputation for being conservative, reactionary and sometimes intransigent. Instead of leading change, they get characterized as the … (read the rest)

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)