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The recent history of evangelical churches in Canada demonstrates with crystal clarity that leadership struggles often are at the root of congregational failures and declines. The question of “who’s in charge” continues to generate conflict. This uncertainty blunts the ability … (read the rest)
The “life” of a non-profit board exists in its official meetings. Because the time that a board has to experience this “life” is very limited (perhaps 30 to 40 hours annually), board leaders have to plan meetings that enable the … (read the rest)
It is fairly well established in the corporate world that an effective board contributes significantly to corporate success. Research shows a similar correlation between effective boards and healthy nonprofits. So this raises the question — is there a relationship between … (read the rest)
Should congregations build into their bylaws some limitations related to the number of consecutive terms that church board members can serve or some limitation regarding the age (either minimum or maximum) of board members?
- Limitation of Number of Consecutive Terms.
297. Do Church Boards Have to Use New Testament Terms to Describe Leaders and Leadership Structures?
Leading change is always a challenge within congregational life, but particularly when it affects how leadership and governance structures get defined, named, and integrated. People become invested in traditional modes and terms, often believing that divergence indicates a deviation from … (read the rest)