Best Practices: Boot Camp



Church Boards Boot Camp is a three day intensive designed to provide a reasoned and biblical perspective on Church Board Governance through one’s personal involvement in leadership. Elevate your understanding and practice of the sacred trust embodied in the dynamics of congregational health, community formation, mission fulfillment, and administrative integrity.

Informational Brochure

Our Objectives

1. To differentiate the dynamics of governance that distinguish the church from the non-profit.

2. To identify the unique capacities required of a church board to serve as an effective ministry team.

3. To connect the unique attributes of church size with appropriate leadership relationships.

4. To facilitate the role of a church board in expressing congregational direction based on clarity of vision, values and mission measurements.

5. To assess board administrative practices regarding monitoring and appraisal of mission outcomes.


Day One

Foundations for Church Governance

  • New Testament development
  • Church systems—size matters
  • Size matters—related to models
  • Unique character of a church


Day Two

Role Stewardship

  • What does a church board do?
  • Redemptive Leadership: Community—aligning the essential relationship ministry
  • Strategic Leadership: Cause—aligning and integrating the mission and ministry for optimum health
  • Fiduciary Leadership: Corporate—the  organizational functioning of the church


Day Three

Life Stewardship

  • How does a church board function?
  • Personal responsibilities
  • Meeting management
  • Evaluation practices
  • Issues and policies


Workshop Options

Boot Camp participants are invited to attend the Best Practices for Church Boards Workshop held the day after the Boot Camp, where the principles taught will be seen in action.



$150, meals and snacks not included. Payment can be made online through PayPal.


Details and Registration for Upcoming Workshop

February 20-22, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily, at ACTS Seminaries in Langley, BC.

Click here for Registration and PayPal options. Registration due February 1, 2013.


Academic Credit

The Boot Camp can be taken for credit at ACTS Seminaries as CHM 596: Church Governance, by those who have completed an undergraduate degree. If interested, please contact ACTS Admissions.


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