Featuring excerpts from the works of nine highly respected authors, Serving as a Board Member is a great orientation tool for new board members and an excellent refresher for directors with more experience. The book adds new topics and insights to the popular Serving as a Board Member DVD.
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.
"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 encouraged me to pray for that standard in my life and in service to my own congregation. "
— Henry Van Weeren
"This book is a gift of gold for brand new board candidates. It’s a refining fire for those of us who are already committed."
— Jim Brown – author of The Imperfect Board Member
"One of the best Christ-centered governance books available"
— John Pearson