Governance is important for Churches. Like all organisations setting strategy and having a clear vision will help a Church or associated charitable trusts to fulfil their mission. But there are unique aspects of governance that apply to Churches – that is why I recently wrote the “7 Principles of Governance for Faith Based Groups”.
It was published to coincide with the recent Christian Savings training held in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and online. The guide sets out what some key things to be aware of are, such as what key duties are, best practise for meetings, how to add value to an organisation, setting strategy and the unique aspects of governance for faith-based groups.
The resource complements the Churches Legal Handbook which is a free download here as well as the “Governance Masterclass” which has a series of real life situations for a Board to consider and discuss to grow their governance knowledge.
Our intent in creating these resources is to assist the Church and those in governance to understand best practise. This will ultimately help ensure thriving, respected and effective Churches.
Parry Field Lawyers