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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)
In one sense policies are the nerve system of a church board. Good policies let the board know when something is not working properly. They sensitize board members both to good and bad direction. They warn about imminent danger and … (read the rest)
Many different issues appear on a church board’s agenda, but some carry with them a particular emotional nuance. This added element may arise because of the moral nature of the issue or the passion with which a group in the … (read the rest)
Churches, as organizations, tend to preserve their operational processes and resist change. I think this is the case particularly for churches whose congregations number between 100 and 500. Leaders get used to the “tried and tested” patterns. If suggestions for … (read the rest)
In related blog articles #288 and #289 I have considered the role of a church board chair and church board members in developing an engaged, effective church board. In addition, we must also think carefully about the role of a … (read the rest)