12 Marks of a Healthy Board
The panelists leading this course discuss together the characteristics that are essential in choosing board members and structuring how they interact with each other. The panel includes David Jones, VP of Corporate Affairs for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, Bert Downs, chancellor and former president of Western Seminary, and Dr. John Johnson, professor of pastoral theology at Western.
ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS
Healthy boards understand the roles and responsibilities of a board and of their individual service on the board. They are also mission focused.
SELECTING, EVALUATING AND SUPPLYING RESOURCES
Healthy boards are intentional in selection process of board members and have a board manual in place. They avoid spiritual dysfunction, monitor and evaluate results, and ensure adequate resources to accomplish the mission.
COLLABORATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, DISCIPLINE AND FAMILIES
Healthy boards use their meeting times efficiently to focus on priorities, and are able to objectively assess their own performance. They care enough about other churches and ministries to collaborate. They also take responsibility for overseeing the well-being of their staff and families.