Author Archives: Dr. Larry Perkins

315. Book Review: “Lessons from the Nonprofit Boardroom” by Dan Busby and John Pearson. (ECFA Press, 2017. 225 pages)


Dan Busby is the president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. John Pearson is well-known for his work as a nonprofit board consultant and CEO of various nonprofit agencies. Their joint publication offers an easy, but challenging look into … (read the rest)

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314. Institutional Complexity and Individual Complexity — Taming the Church Organization

Churches have their own kinds of organizational complexity. However, church leaders, whether paid or volunteer, rarely take time to evaluate the nature of that complexity and whether it might be simplified. When services to clients, i.e., ministry programs, multiply, organizational … (read the rest)

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308. Board Chairs and Organizational Leadership

I am coming to realize more than ever before how important the competence of organizational leadership has become for church boards and lead pastors. When I use the term “organizational leadership” I mean the capacity of the leadership in an … (read the rest)

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307. Responding to Disappointment — Hearing “No!”

When a church board works diligently to develop a well-presented recommendation to the staff, or the congregation or some external body (e.g., a denominational conference), but receives a negative response, how the board and its members handle this result defines … (read the rest)

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306. Church Boards and Spiritual Authority

A church board with which I am connected is considering some changes to its structure and functions. At this point it is constituted as an “elders board” and one of the questions raised in these discussions focused on the issue … (read the rest)

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