Author Archives: Dr. Larry Perkins

326. Church Board Chairs and Social Justice Issues.

If it has not happened yet, it will — a discussion at a board meeting about how the congregation might respond to issues of social justice. The discussion may be scheduled in the board’s agenda or not, but some board … (read the rest)

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325. Planning Beyond a Crisis.

In my part of the world it is now seven weeks since governments imposed stringent restrictions to try and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether these actions have in fact produced the desired result will undoubtedly be the stuff of … (read the rest)

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324. Chairing “Virtual” Church Board Meetings

Without doubt the current pandemic (Co-vid 19) is creating many different challenges for church boards and their chairpersons. However, non-profit boards are not exceptional in this regard. Some of their challenges might be of a different order or kind than … (read the rest)

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323. A New “Black Swan” Event — a Good Learning Opportunity for a Church Board.

In blog article 40. ‘Black Swans’ In the Board Room I explained this term and how it relates to the operations of a church board. In the last two months the world has encountered another ‘black swan’ event in the … (read the rest)

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321. If you want better decisions, plan better meetings.

Board leaders often lament the challenges they face in helping their board members reach good decisions in a timely way. And if the primary purpose of church boards is to make decisions to advance the mission, then the failure to … (read the rest)

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