Good advice for church boards

May 15th, 2013

I thought this was really good advice from John Finkelde of How to Grow a Healthy Church

4 essentials for a church board meeting

Church boards are notorious for wasting time on minuscule operational matters.

Focus your board on essentials by including these agenda items in your board meetings at least 3 times a year.

1. Dashboard

A dashboard of your key stats which show membership, attendance, percentage of members in small groups & serving, baptisms & key financial trends.

2. Care of the Pastor

Boards should be asking their pastor, “how are you”? Use these 6 questions board members should ask their pastor as a guide.

3. Are we on track?

Look again at your core mission & convictions & have the discussion – are we on track?

4. Where do we want to be in 5 years?

Boards must leave the day to day operations to staff & key volunteers & focus on the future.