Build a better board with leadership tips from a world-class expert

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Nonprofit boards, whether Christian-based or not, could be more efficient and have greater impact if members "lead like Jesus," said a Louisville leadership expert.  

The Kentucky Baptist Convention is partnering with the Arrow Leadership Program to offer a new workshop, Developing Ministry Boards for Impact, aimed at helping nonprofit ministries build better governing bodies.

"Today more than ever, we need Christian leaders who are committed to making the greatest impact on the greatest number of people for God's Kingdom," said Arrow Leadership Vice President Rick Franklin.

The six-hour training course, on April 17 at the Kentucky Baptist headquarters in Louisville, is for ministry leaders, board chairmen and members who want a nonprofit organization that is influential and a governing board that is cohesive.

Through Franklin, registrants for Developing Ministry Boards for Impact will have the opportunity to learn from a world-class Christian leadership development program that has trained corporate and nonprofit leaders from across North America and internationally.

At the KBC workshop, Franklin will discuss different types of governing bodies, how to select board members, establish membership expectations, and define roles and responsibilities of the board and its members.

At the core of the leadership training is learning how to lead like Jesus regardless of the industry or ministry in which they are involved.

"We need to see ourselves as God sees us, see others the way God sees them," Franklin said, "and we need to see God's vision and calling clearly."

To register or learn more about Developing Ministry Boards for Impact, visit www.kybaptist.org/boards or call (502) 489-3530. The cost to attend the workshop is $25 and includes materials and a lunch.

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