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How Healthy Is Your Leadership?

Reviewing eight factors in your ministry and how they contribute to a healthy church.

How Healthy Is Your Leadership?

Every church is only as healthy as its leadership, and the healthier the church, the better the chances it will maintain sound financial management. Do you know how to assess the health of your leadership team? Do you have signs of trouble? Review these eight factors of healthy church leadership below and consider where your team is strong and where there may be weaknesses:

1. Strong chain of command

Employees should know to whom they should go for decision-making insights and to observe the church’s hierarchy. This can be reinforced by emphasizing the importance of department heads and their roles during staff meetings. Keep everyone well informed by communicating the chain of command consistently and updating staff on any changes. If someone tries to work outside this structure, they should be reminded of the proper channels and encouraged to follow through appropriately.

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Vonna Laue has worked with ministries and churches for more than 20 years. Vonna was a partner with a national CPA firm serving not-for-profit entities through audit, review, tax, and advisory services. Most recently, she held the role of executive vice president for a Christian ministry that works to enhance trust in the church and ministry community.

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  • August 1, 2015

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