Strategic Transitions of a Growing Church
DescriptionDo elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, "What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?" This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over twenty-five years. Come and learn from our mistakes.
Session 1 | 9-10 am
Rapid Growth and Frustration
Session 2 | 10:30-11:30 am
Getting on the Same Page
Session 3 | 1-2 pm
Practical Stuff that Works
All EFCA churches exist to glorify God by reaching the lost and making disciples. But in the process of doing that, there are people to manage, programs to run, finances to attend to, laws to obey, property to maintain, etc. This learning lab is tailored for churches that have multiple staff and a volunteer elder board. We will talk about how the board fulfills the role of oversight while the staff fulfills the role of management. It is the elder board’s responsibility to assure that things are managed well, by overseeing management – not by managing the church. Blackhawk has implemented a Policy Governance model where this actually happens.