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Thirty-five years ago, when I first became involved with church boards, the subject of pastoral sabbaticals rarely hit the agenda. Today, both in large and small congregations, such sabbaticals are a matter of course. If you chair a church board, … (read the rest)
We just completed (July) our annual church board assessment process. The key element in this was a survey designed for church boards, circulated to the board members. They responded anonymously. The questions were divided into 20 that required evaluative responses … (read the rest)
Good leadership is critical to the health and growth of any organization. When the pool from which to select leaders contains primarily volunteers, this creates some interesting opportunities and challenges. Even in the context of a local church and with … (read the rest)
In North America the summer season runs from June to August in most places. Institutions enter into vacation mode for the months of July and August and the same phenomenon affects churches. Frequently the annual church board schedule will not … (read the rest)
The topic of leadership receives great attention these days. We realize that individual leaders come in all shapes and sizes, with different gift sets. Defining and identifying group or team leadership is even more complex, but that is what church … (read the rest)