Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BONUS LESSON 41 – Index to 40 Blogs and 40 Guest Bloggers

Welcome to Lessons From the Church Boardroom—The Blog, a 40-week journey through the book, Lessons From the Church Boardroom: 40 Insights for Exceptional Governance, by Dan Busby and John Pearson. Over the last 40 Wednesdays, we've featured 40 guest writers and their favorite snippet from the week's topic. Here is a click-on menu of all 40 bloggers and 40 lessons.




CLICK-ON INDEX TO ALL 40 LESSONS:

ECFA is grateful to our 40 guest bloggers who shared their insights and color commentary on all 40 lessons over the last 40 Wednesdays. Click on one or two lessons—and share them with your board members today!

PART 1: THE POWERFUL IMPACT OF HIGHLY ENGAGED BOARDS
1) Wanted: Lifelong Learners (Art Rhodes)
2) Ask the Gold Standard Question (Jeff Jenness)
3) Guarding Your Pastor’s Soul (Dave Stone)
4) What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Bobby Schuller)

PART 2: BOARDROOM TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
5) Do Unwritten Board Policies Really Exist? (Denise Craig)
6) Enhance Harmony by Clarifying Your Participant Hat Expectations (Glenn Wood)
7) Eliminate Fuzziness Between Board and Staff Roles (Monty Kelso)

PART 3: NOMINEES FOR THE CHURCH BOARD MEMBER HALL OF FAME
8) Thrive With Four Kingdom Values (William Vanderbloemen)
9) Listen to the Wisdom of Many Counselors (Ron Edmondson)
10) Prioritize Prayer Over Problems (Jeff Lilley)

PART 4: EPIPHANIES IN THE BOARDROOM
11) Tap! Tap! Tap! (Peter Clements)
12) Looking for Consensus but Finding Division (David Fletcher)
13) Caution! Understand the Governance Pendulum Principle (Phill Martin)
14) Be Intentional About Your First 30 Minutes (Steve Stroope)

PART 5: BOARDROOM BLOOPERS
15) Do Not Interrupt! (Ryan Britt)
16) The Bully in the Church Boardroom (Werner Jacobsen)
17) Don’t Be Late—or Annoying! (Tim Winters)

PART 6: BOARDROOM TIME-WASTERS, TROUBLE-MAKERS, AND TRUTH-TELLERS
18) Never Throw Red Meat on the Board Table (Jon Grano)
19) Alert! The ER Factor Causes Value Extraction (Paul Willis)
20) Apply for a Staff Position and You Can Deal With That Issue! (Amy Nikkel)
21) Back Off the Ledge of Dysfunctional Mayhem (John Vawter)
22) Big Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand (Tim Lucas)

PART 7: BOARDROOM BEST PRACTICES
23) Pastor Pay—It’s About More Than Just Money (Kevin Conner)
24) How Many Board Members Are Present in Your Boardroom? (Justin Steinhart)
25) Address Absentee Board Member Syndrome (Leonard Leach)
26) Before the Board Meeting (Bill Hoyt)

PART 8: BOARDROOM WORST PRACTICES 
27) Defending Risks Everywhere Is Not a Strategic Plan (David Middlebrook)
28) Where Two or Three Are Gathered on Social Media… (Eric Wakeling)
29) Keeping the Boardroom Afloat (Willie Nolte)
30) 7 Ways to Avoid a Financial Train Wreck (Bob Fry)

PART 9: BUILDING A 24/7 BOARD CULTURE 
31) Watch Out for Boards Asleep at the Wheel (Cathy Barrett)
32) Loose Lips Sink the Boardroom Ship (Don Walter)
33) “Good Is the Enemy of Great” (Jeffrey Salladin)
34) Break Bread, Not Relationships (Bill Ankerberg)
35) Common Misconceptions of Board Members (Frank Borst)
36) You Made Me Better Than I Was (Jim Masteller)

PART 10: BOARDS THAT LEAD
37) Is Your Board Color-Blind to Hazardous Condition Signs? (Danny de Armas)
38) Leverage the 80/20 Rule in the Boardroom (David Ashcraft)
39) Don’t Stretch Credulity with BHAGs and Stretch Goals (Lisa Penberthy)
40) A Board Prayer (Dan Bolin)

TO-DO TODAY: 
• Visit the ECFA Knowledge Center and read and share the short chapter, Lesson 40, “A Board Prayer.” In the ECFA Knowledge Center, search for the other 39 lessons (above) and select one or two lessons to email to other board members.• Use this book to inspire your board members to be lifelong learners in God-honoring governance!






NEXT WEDNESDAY: On Dec. 4, 2019, watch for the bonus blog by Michael Martin, “How Healthy Is Your Board? Assessing your board’s performance is the first step to improving it.” Learn more about ECFA’s new ChurchBoardScore™ online self-assessment. 

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