The pastor and church board must have each other’s best interest at heart and together pursue the best use of all church resources toward the measurable progress of the church’s mission.
Through honest and transparent conversation, long before any lines are crossed, the church board stays close with the pastor to help ensure a life and leadership that honors God.
Equally, the church board trusts the pastor (and staff) to lead by fully empowering them to accomplish their responsibilities in tandem with God and in alignment with the vision.
5. The Best Church Boards Seek More of God’s Voice Over More Authority.
As I write these thoughts, I want to say how fortunate I am to be part of a church like 12Stone. The board members are amazing. They are godly and wise. They care about the vision with passion, will speak the truth, ask tough questions, and they are fun to be with.
Our board meetings last longer than needed because we enjoy time together while getting our work done.
One of the things I appreciate about our board, and hopefully, you feel the same way about yours, is how they seek God’s voice. They have tremendous authority, but their spiritual authority is earned by seeking God’s voice, lovingly speaking the truth, and always putting the church first.
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