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Asking the Right Questions by Dr. Gary Hoag

Why should board directors ask the right questions?   At the CMA Church and Nonprofit Governance Forum in Perth, Australia, on 22 February 2019, Mal Cooke, a wise lawyer and seasoned board member made this opening comment in his workshop. “The most significant statements you will ever make in a board room end with a…

Discover the different the Holy Spirit will make to your board governance.

The Holy Spirit and Board Governance By Dr. Gary Hoag

What difference does the Holy Spirit bring to board governance? Board members of Christ-centered churches and ministries face a great temptation. We can fall into the trap of ruling and controlling the work at a church or ministry, rather than serving as overseers of work that belongs to God. How do we avoid this pitfall?…

Biblical Governance by Dr. Gary Hoag

What does the Bible say about Board Governance?  Interestingly, it says more than you might think about governance. Four councils appear in the biblical record. They offer insight for how to think about governance and how not to think about it. Two of them exhibit exemplary traits, while the other two present patterns to avoid.…

Board Influence By Kent Vanderwood

The Influence of the Board I am guessing that most of you either answer to a Board of some type, serve on a Board, or at minimum, work for an organization that has a Board. Those who sit “on” the Board may be called directors, members, trustees or governors. The bottom line is this –…

Recruiting Board Members By Bruce Dingman

Recruiting Board Members: Not Really that Hard The Predicament & The Solution It’s the annual board meeting when either due to someone retiring from the board or term-limiting off that the board members are scratching their heads for they have no one in mind to replace the existing board member.  There are several things to…

Top 3 Board Mistakes by Dan Busby

How to Avoid 3 Common Board Mistakes You may have been on a board where one or more of these three mistakes were made. Avoiding these mistakes will improve the effectiveness of your board. MISTAKE 1: UNDERESTIMATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BOARD CHAIR. Is the board chair just another board position — an equal among…

Outcomes Academy Online – Summer 2018

Outcomes Academy Online –  Summer 2018 The Outcomes Academy is Christian Leadership Alliance’s most in-depth professional learning experience. You can register and access it wherever your ministry travels take you this summer! The Academy is designed by subject matter experts to equip Christian leaders for operational excellence in eight core functional areas. Practical and full…

The Art of Scenario Planning By Dr. David Alexander

Learn to Rehearse the Future with Scenario Planning The board is responsible for the mission, vision and over-arching plans of your organization. Those elected to the board answer a call to be stewards of the ministry’s purpose, health and effectiveness. Board members must seek the Lord’s guidance in all they do, but they must remember,…

An Effective Annual Report by Randon Samelson

A ministry’s single most powerful tool is found in one report. At COUNSEL & CAPTIAL, we believe the annual report of Christian Churches and ministries is the single most important and powerful tool they have to tell their story. To incentivize them to pay closer attention to them, we decided to do something a bit…

Giving Thanks for Those Who Make Us Stronger

Thanks to Those Who Make Us Stronger Through Their Service Christian Leadership Alliance gives thanks for the sponsors and exhibitors of The Outcomes Conference 2018. Today kicks off the conference and we are excited about how God will move this week. This post is in honor of the ministries, organizations and businesses that dedicate their…

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