07 Dec '12
Ten ways that ministry boards undermine themselves
Ministry boards undermine their own work when they ignore the following issues.
- Board members who disagree with board decisions outside the board.
- Allowing any one board member to hold up a decision because they have a policy on unanimity.
- Focusing on day to day management rather than on organizational values, direction and those things they want to accomplish.
- Learning together as a board.
- Building agendas around the most important issues.
- Helping the ministry get to maximum clarity on what spells success.
- Crowding out prayer because of all the business of the board. Prayer is the business of the board!
- Ensuring that the ministry has an annual ministry plan that drives the missional agenda.
- Operating without a board covenant that defines relationships, expectations and procedure for the board.
- Not living with a culture of expectation that God is going to do something significant through the ministry.