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ISBN: 0585314160
ISBN13: 978-0585314167
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Appreciate this view of how to do meetings while remembering why we do the meetings - to do Christ's work. So why not invite the triune God to the meeting? Elements of the meeting within the form or reformed worship. Brings holiness to the board room.
My adult life has been on the banking business side of Board meetings and educational opportunities. When our Church Council Chairman left unexpectedly, I was moved from Vice Chairman to Chairman. In order to address the Council in a faith based mind set rather than a business mind set, I ordered this booklet. It was so very helpful. I adopted many of the recommended ways to guide the Council and have had very positive feedback from the very first meeting. It met and exceeded my personal need and growth.
A classic church leadership book that every board member should read--and follow.
great book thanks
Charles M. Olsen awakens new thinking for the Church's traditional mode of organizational operation. He sees the primary objective of a church board doing its necessary business, but in a format that is fresh and new. Leadership is encouraged to take on a new objective, that of becoming a core of Spiritual leaders within the body of people for whom and with whom it is making decisions, that is, the congregation. He proposes that the format of worship become the church board's business format. Devotions, the traditional meeting opener, becomes a brief worship service that sets the mood. Worship then continues throughout the meeting. Committee reports are transformed into an offering. Prayers, seeking God's discernment on issues, are interspersed throughout the meeting. Closings become a blessing and an encouragement as guidance for the journey that lies ahead.
If there is a criticism of this writing it is the redundance of certain thoughts. Some work could be done, in a revision, to improve the flow of the words. On the other hand, these recommendations become secondary to the theme and its potential effectiveness as it is outlined by the author.
Having been in the ministry for more than forty years I have found the book Transforming Church Boards into communities of spiritual leaders an idea whose time has come. Though the idea is not new-it is what the early church was all about-it is something that can transform the culture of the congregation because influence flows downhill.