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Well-Led Community Resources

The key Governance Group (whether they are called the Eldership, Board, Council or simply leadership team) are responsible for 3 key things. They are responsible for ensuring their church is

  1. A Christ-Centred Community,
  2. A Healthy and Well-Led Community, and
  3. A Safe and Legal Community

When considering a whether a church has a Healthy and Well-Led Community, your Governance Group should consider such questions as

  • Do we have a clear mission that is owned by the church?
  • Are our Leaders empowered and resourced to lead our church?
  • Do our leaders understand their roles, authorities, responsibilities and accountabilities?
  • Is there a plan and process for selecting, inducting and training new members?
  • Does the GG understand its unique governance role and how to distinguish this from other leadership and ministry management decisions?
  • Are there clear policies in place to help navigate key challenges to leadership?

In seeking to achieve these things, it is helpful for the Governance Group to develop policies and practices around such things as

  • Appointment of Pastors
  • Appointment processes for leaders
  • Oversight, Support and evaluation of the performance of the Leaders
  • The development of Mission, Vision and values
  • Budget and finances
  • Conflict of interest and Complex Relationships
  • Running Congregational meetings

 

Resources Available

WLC01 - Other - Position Descriptions – Pastoral and Ministry Roles URL View
WLC02 - Primer - Position Descriptions - Church Officers PDF Download
WLC02 - Policy - Secretary Role Description DOCX Download
WCL02 - Policy - Treasurer Role Description DOCX Download
WLC02 - Policy - Governance Group Chair Role Description DOCX Download
WLC03 - Policy - Process for clarifying the type of leader/pastor being sought (coming soon) URL View
WLC04 - Policy - Procedures for calling and recalling pastors - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC05 - Policy - Recruitment Policy - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC06 - Policy - Appointing Leaders - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC07 - Policy - Leader Induction Processes - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC08 - Policy - Leader Training Curriculum Framework - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC09 - Policy - Unity & Support Framework (coming soon) URL View
WLC10 - Policy - Governance Group Review Process - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC11 - Policy - Procedures for conducting Leader reviews - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC12 - Policy - Procedures for conducting Annual Staff reviews - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC13 - Policy - Governance Policies - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC14 - Policy - Conflicts of Interest Policy DOCX Download
WLC14 - Primer - Conflicts of Interest Policy PDF Download
WLC15 - Policy - Meeting Procedures - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC15 - Other - Annual Agenda - Template DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 1 (Comprehensive) - Template DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 1 Example DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 1 – Annual Item Templates DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 2 (Medium) DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 2 Example DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 3 (Simple) DOCX Download
WLC15 - Other - Monthly Agenda Option 3 Example DOCX Download
WLC16 - Policy - Decision making authorities - Template DOCX Download
WLC16 - Primer - Decision making authorities PDF Download
WLC16 - Other - Decision Tree - Template DOCX Download
WLC16 - Other - RACI Matrix VND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.SPREADSHEETML.SHEET Download
WLC16 - Other - Decision Making Scale PDF Download
WLC17 - Policy - Leadership Report DOCX Download
WLC17 - Other - Lead Pastor Report DOCX Download
WLC17 - Other - Ministry Report - Template DOCX Download
WLC17 - Other - Ministry Leader Report - Template DOCX Download
WLC19 - Policy - Example Church Financial Practices Guideline - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC20 - Policy - Financial Reporting - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC21 - Policy - Guidelines for Developing Strategic Plans - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC22 - Policy - Guidelines for Setting and Approving Annual Budgets - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC23 - Policy - Media Relations Policy - Template (coming soon) URL View
WLC24 - Policy - Guidelines for Policy Development & Audit Schedules - Template (coming soon) URL View