Saturday, May 16, 2015
5 Signs Bad Governance Is Stifling Your Church’s Growth and Mission
You probably almost didn’t open this blog post, did you?
Who cares about governance?
Well, if you care about church growth and accomplishing your mission, read on.
I’m convinced bad governance is a key contributing factor as to why many churches don’t grow.
And, conversely, I’m convinced that good governance is a key factor as to why some churches do grow.
In fact, there’s a good chance bad governance is frustrating you right now…and you might not even know it.
Bad governance…or maybe more charitably, unhelpful governance…is pretty much the norm in church world. Even if you have decent people on your board or boards, the system itself is sometimes the obstacle.
I’ve never heard a conference talk on how governance can help a church grow. I’ve never seen a webinar on it. Apart from this really good blog post and this great book, I haven’t seen much at all.
But if you spend 3 minutes going over these 5 issues, I think your church could end up poised for greater growth. Or at least you’ll have better insight into why things aren’t going the way you hoped they’d be going.
Bad governance is the silent killer of many great church missions. Keep reading
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Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 1:25 PM