By Jay Desko, Ph.D.
There are estimated to be about 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the United States and over 330,000 churches. What do all of these organizations have in common? A board of directors. Christian boards need to start with this foundational principle: the board is not the mission but rather exists to serve the mission. This article will help boards better understand emerging trends that are likely affecting them as well as discuss purpose, roles and effective board leadership.