Moral Governance II

Course Description:

Many board members are sacrificial givers who genuinely seek the best for their Christian organization. Few, however, are trained to use their governance power to influence the board itself. This advanced course teaches emerging and current board members how to play the sport called “governance.”  Governance is a group activity.  It involves group dynamics, corporate power, policies and laws, political pressures, financial challenges, and regular opportunities for doing good.  Although most boards are notoriously dysfunctional, the best boards learn how to partner with the president/senior pastor to accomplish the extraordinary with integrity.    

Guiding Questions:

  • In what sense is governance a group sport?

  • What are wise ways for boards to adapt themselves as the organization changes?

  • How can individual board members hold the board accountable to itself?

  • What happens when boards fail to govern?