Have you felt overwhelmed by the countless possible ways that exist to organize, govern, and manage a church? Dan Hotchkiss sorts out the issues and possibilities for us in this book and offers a practical, flexible, and timely way to explore governance change. --Chuck Olsen, author of Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders
If our faith is held as a 'treasure in earthen vessels,' then it matters deeply how we use those vessels called congregations. Board, staff, and members need to fulfill their critical roles and align appropriately for mission. Dan Hotchkiss helps. He provides a rich mix of ideas, language, models, and steps to help congregations use leadership well. And Dan writes like he talks--engagingly, with wisdom, and skirted with humor. --Gil Rendle, Senior Consultant, The Texas Methodist Foundation Institute for Clergy and Congregational Excellence
Dan Hotchkiss is a premiere church planning facilitator. In Governance and Ministry
he articulates a methodology by which local churches can be energized and visionary--not in spite of old ways of doing business but because of new ones. --Michael Brown, Senior Minister, Marble Collegiate Church, New York City
About the Author
Dan Hotchkiss is a senior consultant with the Alban Institute and author of Ministry and Money: A Guide for Clergy and Their Friends (Alban, 2002). Prior to consulting for the Alban Institute, Dan served in congregations for twelve years and the Unitarian Universalist Association for seven. He has been a full-time Alban consultant since 2001.