Welcome

Yes, it's time! For too long church board chairs have laboured without much help or many resources. Struggling valiantly chairs work diligently, but often feel overwhelmed by complexity, adversarial relationships, uncertain expectations, and the lack of a road map. Yet, you do this work because you believe in the mission of Christ's church. Recent developments in non-profit governance continue to influence how church board's understand their role, particularly within larger church settings. Whether it is the Carver "Policy Governance" model, or another paradigm, the chair's role also is being re-conceived and re-positioned within church leadership structures. In this website I seek to provide a forum for introducing, evaluating, and biblically situating such developments and also providing some resources so that you as a church board chair can find your bearings in all of these matters.

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)

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)

322. Refereeing and Coaching Good Listening within your Church Board.

Church board members come to meetings with diverse levels of listening skills. These range from individuals who have never consciously considered listening to be an important skill for organizational leaders to those who have developed an excellent listening posture. Some … (read the rest)

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)

320. Anticipating — A Necessary Bit of Board Leadership.

The transition between years provides opportunity for a board’s leadership to do some “future-gazing,” in preparation for the challenges that will come in the next twelve months. This is not so much an exercise in prophecy, but rather a common-sense … (read the rest)