Benefits of Church Task Forces

In addition to standing Boards and Committees, many congregations form task forces or other temporary working groups to manage specific projects.  Jenni Catron, Executive Director of Cross Point Church (Nashville, TN), recently shared a list of some of the positive outcomes of these temporary teams.  Her list includes: the hierarchy is flattened, new relationships are formed, and great leaders emerge. So What? While Boards and Committees have important roles to play in the life of Read More …

WHCB: Church Boards

Christian Piatt includes church boards on his list of five things that are holding Christianity back.  He suggests that church boards tend to attract and retain the same small group of leaders, and favor a style that relies heavily on a democratic vote for decision making. Reality Check Most congregations have term limits for those serving on the church boards and standing committees.  While those rules help ensure no one person remains a part of such a group for decades, it does not stop Read More …