Monday, April 15, 2019

How Effective is Your Church Board? ECFA Church Governance Survey

What are the best practices of effective church boards?

  • How much time goes into planning the future vs. reviewing the past?
  • What size is the board? Is the pastor also the board chair?
  • How does the board best support the church staff?

Dr. Warren Bird, ECFA Vice President of Research and Equipping, and the research team here at ECFA have recently released a brand new, just-for-churches survey designed to help church boards become more effective for their congregation, community, and ultimately, God's Kingdom.

The survey is tailored for pastors, board chairs, and board members to share their feedback on what "works" for your board, and what doesn't.

If you serve on your church's governing board, we would love for you, as well as your fellow board members to share your thoughts with us! If you’re willing, please take about 10-15 minutes to share your experiences on your church board, and consider forwarding the link below to the other board members to make sure they have an opportunity to take the survey. All feedback is confidential, and will greatly help US to help YOU and other churches as we learn what makes church boards thrive, and why.

Click Here To Check Out the Survey


We will give each survey participant a free summary of what we learn. Plus, as an extra incentive for survey participants, we will be doing random drawings for Amazon gift cards and other perks, so we hope you'll participate, and encourage your fellow board members to do the same! We are so excited about serving you through this valuable research.

Many Thanks!

Here's an easy cut and paste to share with others:

What makes great church boards great? Take the ECFA Church Governance Survey and you'll be the first to receive the free report with the results, as well as being entered to win Amazon gift cards and other great incentives. Take the 10 minute survey here: https://www.research.net/r/ChurchGov2019Pulse.