Moral Governance III

Course Description:

America’s nonprofits have long distinguished our country and made our nation great by mobilizing literally millions of unpaid volunteers to meet the needs of other human beings. Whereas for-profit businesses typically exist to make money; non-profit entities traditionally exist to change lives. In this training course for future and current board members, students are taught to think theologically about governance. Successful students learn how to tackle both the unglamorous side of board work with all its tedium and the strategic side of board work and all the exhilaration that comes with opportunities to cast vision, assemble teams, coordinate complex networks in effort to salt the earth and light the world.   

Guiding Questions:

  • What does it mean to be a visionary board?

  • What does it take for a board to resist mission drift?

  • How much theology does good governance involve?  

  • What is a theology of governance?