Forming A Board by Joyce Dueker
It is required to have a board that you have four positions. The first is president. This person will carry the most responsibility for the work in the city. This person will need to “give up” other activities as to start is the hard part of the job. This person must be willing to do much more than just lead. Willing to be “jack of all trades” and communicate the work to others all the time.
The people on the board are of the utmost importance. They must be able to work together and they must stick together. As mentioned behind the work there needs to be dedicated prayer.
The vice president will be able to implement as the president dedicates. The board will meet several times a year to make20strategic decisions and each position is important. Because we are Christians working together it is important that people be picked who will be “team players” as well as leaders in their own rights. Often, a person’s business skills may be used in the missions area. For example, our vice president in Bay Area chapter is in the food business and she is the one who runs the food for camp!
The secretary will keep track of board actions and be present at most events. He or she needs to be in good communication with the president to know ahead the next step. She will implement all written communication and help with the newsletter.
The treasurer keeps track of all donations which are tax deductible and sends out statements of donations given to the donors. Obviously, this position requires a high level of competence and integrity.
The core group consists of: the board, the prayer team, and the major donors and volunteers. This group works together to “move forward” your project in the city.