Within the church we will find groups of people who meet together to brainstorm, strategize, make recommendations or decisions and plans on how to effectively do ministry in a certain area of church life. . . . While these groups may have different functions, the church’s purpose should provide the . . . Continue reading Purpose in Boards, Committees & Ministry Teams
Whether you call a group that meets together for strategizing and steering ministry a board, committee, or team, the key is that the group is healthy. A healthy group will not only know and align with its purpose for existence but also function according to . . . Continue reading Healthy Church Boards Exercise Body Life
We’ve noted that a healthy church board, committee, or ministry team exercises Body Life. But, how far do you take that? At what point might building relationships get in the way of fulfilling your agenda? . . . Continue reading Agendas Versus Relationships
The objective is to get every member of the board, committee, or ministry team contributing. So often in committees only a small proportion of the members regularly provide input. We consequently . . . Continue reading Contributing in Committees, Boards, Ministry Teams
When bringing together a group of people to form a board, committee, or ministry team, you will have possible cultural differences, perhaps different church backgrounds, as well as varying personalities, philosophies, and intellect. Consequently, you will have differences of opinion.
We can learn how to deal with these differences in ways that protect unity by looking at . . . Continue reading Differences of Opinion Don’t Have to Divide
God has designed the Church for everybody to have a part (Eph. 4:16). One of the purposes of a board, committee, or ministry team is that you have a group of people to not only provide input but also to shoulder the responsibilities.
Criteria for Dividing Responsibilities: . . . Continue reading Division of Responsibilities