Serving as a Board Member

DVD SET - Canadian Centre for Christian Charities

Serving as a Board Member

Serving on a board should be a rich, satisfying experience, but many times it is not. As we talk with leaders of churches and Christian agencies, we hear a lot of frustration about the effectiveness of boards.

People want to know how to be good directors and what their essential responsibilities are. They want to know how to participate well-how to have vigorous discussion and debate and still keep board relationships healthy. Directors want to understand the danger spots as well as best practices.

Serving as a Board Member will help directors shorten the learning curve and improve their governance skills. It is a great board orientation tool for new board members and an excellent refresher for directors with more experience.

Modules in this series:

Disk 1

Module 1   Readiness to Serve - the personal aspects of board service (~11mins)
Module 2   How Being a Director Affects You - duties of a director and protection from liability (~22mins)
Module 3   Know the Board's Issues - how to get up to speed and special issues for church boards (~12mins)
Module 4   Special Aspects of Charity Leadership - everything you need to know about charity regulation (~18mins)

Disk 2

Module 5   Board Meetings - how they work and the "rules of the game" (~25mins)
Module 6   Governance - the principles of good governance and the questions you should be asking (~20mins)
Module 7   Board Deliberations - how to have honest, open debates and still all be friends (~15mins)
Module 8   Relationships and Coming Off the Board (~15mins)


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"A few weeks ago I was given a copy of your book, Serving as a Board Member – Practical Guidance for Directors Of Christian Ministries​.​​ Reading ​this book has reinforced what the Holy Spirit has​ ​placed in my heart about governance. It is a gift and an act of faith​ ​(Romans 12:8). ​This book has encourage​d​ me to pray for that standard in my life​ ​and in service to my own congregation. "

— Henry Van Weeren​