Note: Throughout the summer we are revisiting posts of the past year, grouped around common themes. We will return with new posts starting next week.
You can arrange a meeting room in just the right way.
Everyone can come to the church board meeting having read everything they were supposed to read in preparation for the business of the day.
You can draft a dynamic agenda that balances large group discussion and small group exploration, times for sharing and times for decision making.
You can even devote the first half of every meeting to Digging a Deeper Well.
But if the relationships in that meeting room do not evince mutuality, trust, vulnerability, tenderness, honesty, integrity, and appreciation . . . nothing else really matters much.
How can pastors and church board members attend directly to the quality of their relationships with one another? The following posts offer some places to begin.