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It normally does not take a church board chairperson long to figure out that the church board, even though constitutionally it has considerable authority and responsibility, does not govern in a vacuum. Other groups within the congregation expect to have … (read the rest)
In his blog article “Precepts for the Supremely Successful Board” (June 2015, http://www.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2015/precepts-for-the-supremely-successful-board.aspx) J. Panas suggests that there are four kinds of trustees: those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; those to whom things happen; and those … (read the rest)
Few church board chairs are comfortable when it comes to talking with their congregations or other board members about money. Yet we all know how critical this resource is to the advancement of the congregation’s mission. In smaller and mid-size … (read the rest)
When discussing church boards and education, the general tendency is to focus on the importance of church boards educating themselves about their roles and responsibilities — developing their competence and capacity to lead well. However, in this blog article I … (read the rest)