In life, it is important to remember that God has called us all into community. We are designed to be in relationship with one another! While this is true in life, it is specifically true in ministry. Inherently, this is a concept that must be embraced while leading a church board. The church board is designed to, among other responsibilities, ensure that the ministry is fulfilling its mission to advance the Kingdom of God. This means that a great level of trust is required within the leadership team and the church board. This trust is formed by building relationships with church board members.
Building relationships with your board members is a practical way to ensure that they are empowered and remain effective. This is also a way to allow trust to form between you and the members of the board. As this is a highly practical concept, it is also spiritual. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” As you lead the church board, your goal should be to sharpen each individual in terms of the mission of the church.
Once you understand the importance of building relationships with board members, you must form those relationships. For some leaders, this can be a difficult practice to engage in. Perhaps you love people, but you struggle to build a multitude of relationships with them. Maybe you do not know where to start when it comes to forming a relationship with board members. Regardless of the condition of your relationships with your board members, or your confidence in strengthening them, there are some systematic approaches for you to take.
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We want to help you lead your church board relationally. The church board exists as a group who is dedicated to the mission of the church. Here, we provide six tips on the practice of building relationships with church board members.
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