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Four Modes of Thinking about Board Governance

Four Modes of Thinking about Board Governance

I have been thinking recently about healthy and maturing boards of governance for ministry organizations, including local church boards and college boards of Trustees. Increasingly I am convinced that healthy and maturing boards have a balance in the… Read More
Board Development Assessment Tool

Board Development Assessment Tool

Organizational development issues for nonprofit companies have been on my mind in recent weeks. Recently, I reflected again on the Nazarene Compassionate Ministry, Inc. APEX Project, an assessment tool developed by NCMI to assist Faith-Based Organizations and Non-Government… Read More
A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

In recent years I have become a “board-hugger!” The reason, I believe, is captured in the famous quote of the late president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. He gave his powerful “Man in the Arena” speech in 1912 in… Read More
Measuring Your Progress

Measuring Your Progress

You will benefit from reading below the recent post by Russ Bredholt, Measuring Your Progress.” Dr. Bredholt is president of Bredholt and Associates. Check his website at www.strategist.com. He gave his permission to BoardServe.org to share the article. Read More
Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

In 1988, I presented the closing address to the Pan Asia Christian Education Seminar in Singapore. The theme of the address was “Servant Leadership for a Servant Community.” At the time, I served as president of the… Read More

Highlights: BoardServe Roundtable Biennial Meeting

On August 1, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, I convened a meeting of a small group of mature adults who have vast experience with not-for-profit boards and board governance. The group is called, “BoardServe Roundtable.” We meet together as a… Read More
The Pastor and Board Relationship

The Pastor and Board Relationship

I returned to Germany recently to lead a class and continuing education seminar for the European Nazarene College, German Learning Center, on the subject, “Pastor and Board: The Mentoring Role of the Pastor.” A detailed working agenda/document was… Read More
Q&A: Why do people downplay higher education?

Q&A: Why do people downplay higher education?

Q: I have a hard time understanding why people of faith often downplay higher education. Why is that? A: I have pondered this dilemma for 30-plus years of fulfilling my pastoral calling in Christian higher education. I wonder if we… Read More