Keys to a good board ministry
(Relationship, Relationship, Relationship) Download
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
[The overall health is equal to the sum of its parts.]
1. Pastors and Elders to God
a. Stay very close; love with whole heart.
b. Pray for His glory, His wisdom and strength.
c. Make decisions for Him, never for self.
d. Glorify Him.
Matthew 16 Who will build this?
2. Pastor to Elder
a. Be his pastor – pray for, shepherd, love
b. Know beforehand. Have pools to see who. Visit where he works
c. Candor – “truthing it with love . ”
d. Respect, honor, friendship
e. Pray for
3. Pastor to Elder (Board)
a. “Disciple” and shepherd with love and truth .
b. Communicate, communicate, communicate agendas ahead of time. No changes as surprises.
c. Exemplary in demeanor.
d. Shepherd of unity and mood.
e. Value unity and godliness .
4. Pastors and Elders to each other
a. Pray for each other
b. Candid in person, in board meeting
c. United in “one mind”, out of meeting
d. Love each other even when do not like each other
e. Come to meetings in good spirits (godly, rested, inspired)
f. Greetings at meetings!
5. Pastors and Elders to church
d. Prayer for the church
c. Strong financial support for the church
b. Exemplary attendance, worship, positive spirit
a. Spiritual maturity, godly conversation.