Final responsibility for the health of an organisation lies with its Trustees. There are only seven rules for good governance. If one of them is neglected, the effectiveness and spiritual health of the movement or ministry will be jeopardized.
This booklet is for board members, CEOs and senior staff teams, so there can be clarity of roles and of responsibilities.
For a board to bring foresight and insight, what facets of wisdom and experience are needed? How should new members be selected? How will theological and financial integrity be guarded? How does the board best work in partnership with the CEO and senior team?
These seven rules are gold. By observing them, under God, you will oversee—and will hand on— a body effective in its calling, and in a spiritually-healthy state.
With transferable principles for church leaders and church councils, and suitable for all charities, it is priced inexpensively, and produced as a pocket guide, so everyone around the table can have a copy. (36pp). To our knowledge, no other publication does the same job.
What People Say:
Full of seasoned wisdom. Brief, sane and practical. - Charles Clayton, from the Foreword
Full of practical advice – an excellent refresher for experienced board members and Chairs, and indispensable when it comes to recruiting and inducting new board members and senior executives. I wholeheartedly recommend it. - Ram Gidoomal CBE, Former Chair: Stewardship Services; Former Chair: Lausanne Movement International Board
Good governance is a key to fruitful, sustainable, resilient ministry. These foundational principles and practices will help you understand your responsibilities, and successfully navigate the complexities you will inevitably encounter on your governance journey. - Tim Adams, General Secretary, IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students)
A helpful and timely resource. - Mark Jones, Head of Employment, Edward Connor Solicitors; Former Chair: Lawyers Christian Fellowship
Accountability is a godly principle, and an essential part of that is good governance. This guide brings clarity to the complementary roles of the board and CEO, and to board make-up, skills, and responsibilities. -Nola Leach, CEO, CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education)
The Art of Good Governance (ebook)