Being on a college board, these books have been recommended for my reading. Carver’s first book came out in 1997 and the second in 2006. Carver’s unique approach to board make-up is termed “policy governance.” That is, the board exists on behalf of a larger group of persons who “own” the organization (the constituency) and yet they should take moral ownership for its operation. The board makes policy and then lets the policy govern. If the board hires employees, it must not presume to do their work for them. If it has to, it has hired the wrong person. This is interesting for board members of schools and similar organizations. The parallels are not often appropriate for churches.
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]