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January 2, 2023
How to Have Cultural Integrity at Board Meetings

The culture of a ministry is the foundational beliefs and values on which its relationships and decision-making are built. Godly leaders establish cultural consistency throughout the organization, even at board meetings.   The three cultural foundation stones at our ministry are: 1) honoring God 2) cultivating healthy relationships with each other 3) seeking God’s wisdom […]

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September 12, 2022
THE SECOND PRIORITY AT BOARD MEETINGS

It’s my conviction that the first priority of any Christian board meeting is to authentically engage with Jesus. The second is like it—to actively uphold the ministry’s mission at each meeting. Instead of assuming our mission is central at board meetings, let’s make it so. As leaders, we distill our board meeting agenda to issues […]

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January 24, 2022
FRESHLY BAKED BREAD AT BOARD MEETINGS

Nothing has quite the drawing power of a loaf of bread straight from the oven. The aroma finds its way to every room in the house, and every person in the house finds their way to the kitchen! We had that experience at a recent board meeting – with the bread of the Word. Our […]

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August 4, 2021
5 Keys to Productive and Enjoyable Board Meetings

Be honest. Would you dance a little jig if this month’s board meeting got cancelled? Many of us would. Between conflict and monopolizing personalities, wrenched gears and spinning wheels – we can find ourselves longing for an all-new Dream Team board. But what if it’s not so much the individuals on your board as their […]

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July 12, 2021
Why Board Retreats Are Momentum-Builders for Ministry

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t jump for joy at the thought of scheduling a board retreat. As leaders, we’re reluctant to add one more responsibility to our calendars. Plus, since most board members work weekdays, retreats are usually held on cherished Saturdays. But despite the additional time commitment, board retreats are one of […]

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July 12, 2021
The Benefits of More Than One Staffer Attending Board Meetings

If you’re a senior leader who attends board meetings solo, I may have just ruffled your feathers. But hear me out. As a senior leader myself, I know I play a unique role in our organization, but I also know I’m not the end-all. In fact, by God’s design, each of our giftings is accompanied […]

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