Category Archives: Senior Pastor

319. Discerning Your Boards ‘Blind Spots’ — Engaging a Risk Assessment Process.

Everyone has blind spots — physical, cognitive, moral, relational and spiritual. Usually external voices have to point these out to us before we recognize them and become motivated to deal with them. What we do not know can in fact … (read the rest)

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317. Board Values and Board Governance.

In their book “Reviewing Leadership” (Second edition, 2016), Bernice Ledbetter, Robert Banks and David Greenhalgh include a chapter entitled “Governance: practicing faith-based leadership.” They suggest a number of leadership qualities that non-profit board leaders should exemplify under the general category … (read the rest)

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316. Reflections of a Retired Church Board Chairperson.

Three years ago I completed ten years as chairperson of our church board. I continued to serve another two years as a board member, but have now completed that term. The transition has gone well personally and I still serve … (read the rest)

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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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