Why Your Board-Staff Relationship is Key—and How to Unlock its Potential


A good board-staff relationship is key to a thriving ministry. The Board’s Most Important Relationship walks through the keys to a healthy relationship between boards and their senior leaders. You'll learn practical ways to support both roles, resolve conflict, conduct leadership reviews, and end the relationship well.


The Board’s Most Important Relationship book is designed to provide each director with a more in-depth discussion of the issues. Featuring discussion guides and fresh perspectives from six governance consultants and practitioners, the book adds new topics and insights to the DVD.



The Board’s Most Important Relationship DVD set is perfect for board development and group learning. Modules are approximately 15-30 minutes in length.


Together the book and DVD make a comprehensive board development resource to help directors and senior leaders forge a great working relationship for the sake of their ministry and the cause of Christ.



The Book and the DVD set both cover the following topics:

1    The Theological Foundation
Biblical principles for a God-honouring relationship


2    Considerate Boards
How boards can show consideration
for the staff leader


3    Considerate Leaders
How leaders can show consideration
for the board


4    Caring Boards
Practical ways boards can support
the senior leader

5    Caring Leaders
Practical ways senior leaders can
support the board


6    Leadership Reviews
How to review the senior
leader’s performance


7    Leadership Problems
Dealing with conflict, lack of trust, underperformance, and domineering leaders


8    Ending the Relationship
Retirements, resignations, and terminations

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About John

John Pellowe is the author and host of
The Board’s Most Important Relationship


 John’s passion is to help Christian churches and agencies become exemplary, healthy, and effective. His practical experience and academic background in business (MBA, Wilfrid Laurier) and ministry (MDiv, Tyndale; DMin, Gordon-Conwell) have equipped him well to serve as CEO of CCCC. Since 2003 John has been advancing CCCC’s mission by providing organizational oversight, thought leadership, and strategic direction. John is ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has served his church as treasurer, deacon, and elder, and he is currently on the board of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

           John blogs about leadership, governance, and strategy at Christian Leadership Reflections.


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