Discover Church Board Best Practices and Be More Confident Than Ever Before Leading Your Board

We help lead pastors and church boards understand how to have a biblical board relationship that builds the church.

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Discover Church Board Best Practices and Be More Confident Than Ever Before Leading Your Board

We help lead pastors and church boards understand how to have a biblical board relationship that builds the church.

Experience a Thriving Church Board!

Have you ever had a negative experience with a church board? Unfortunately, this happens more times than you might realize…

Sometimes it’s caused by negative or controlling people that are hard to please. Other times it’s people’s inability to make decisions and create solutions. And for some churches, it’s simply a matter of pastors and board members not staying in their appropriate lanes.

When this happens, disunity sets in, and the church becomes divided. We’ve seen it more times than we’d like to admit.


BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!


In most churches the board serves as the key leadership group in the church. It sets the tone for the rest of the church.

And when you have a thriving board, you have a thriving church! 

Just imagine what it’d be like to have a thriving board… 

You have more effective meetings because everyone understands their roles.

Everyone on the board not only gets along, they actually look forward to their next meeting together.  

The board is cooperative with the pastor’s direction, helping the pastor feel confident as the clear leader among peers. They’re linking arms, united together with the sole purpose of advancing the church. 

This is a thriving board. This is a thriving church.

Discover Everything You Need to Know About Church Boards!

We know the leadership weight pastors and boards face, and we want to help you succeed. So much rides on the leadership of the church. If the pastor and the board operate in unison, with arms linked together to fulfill the vision of God, you WILL reach more people… guaranteed!

The Church Board Track is designed by ministry leaders like you who want the best training without shelling out tons of money and time going to the best conferences. Everything you need to know about church boards can be found in this online course. It’s literally the most comprehensive video resource available online for training pastors and church boards.

When you enroll, you’ll receive instant access to every video in the course and accompanying materials to help your board work together seamlessly and set the stage for the greatest days ahead.

Church Audio Production Training - Video Courses

VIDEO TEACHING

 Nearly 60 videos covering every aspect of leading church boards. Watch the videos online or download them to watch anytime, anywhere.

Downloadable offline listening - Church Audio Bootcamp

ON-THE-GO LISTENING

Learn how to have an effective board while on-the-go. Each session contains mp3 downloads for your convenience.

OUTLINES

Apply what you’re learning with fill-in-the blank outlines and discussion guides to use individually or at the board table.

Easy Church Sound Guy Training Online

TRAINING MATERIAL

Unlock the potential of these incredible individuals when you use this material to train new and existing board members.

Discover Everything You Need to Know About Church Boards!

We know the leadership weight pastors and boards face, and we want to help you succeed. So much rides on the leadership of the church. If the pastor and the board operate in unison, with arms linked together to fulfill the vision of God, you WILL reach more people… guaranteed!

The Church Board Track is designed by ministry leaders like you who want the best training without shelling out tons of money and time going to the best conferences. Everything you need to know about church boards can be found in this online course. It’s literally the most comprehensive video resource available online for training pastors and church boards.

When you enroll, you’ll receive instant access to every video in the course and accompanying materials to help your board work together seamlessly and set the stage for the greatest days ahead.

Church Audio Production Training - Video Courses

VIDEO TEACHING

 Nearly 60 videos covering every aspect of leading church boards. Watch the videos online or download them to watch anytime, anywhere.

Downloadable offline listening - Church Audio Bootcamp

ON-THE-GO LISTENING

Learn how to have an effective board while on-the-go. Each session contains mp3 downloads for your convenience.

OUTLINES

Apply what you’re learning with fill-in-the blank outlines and discussion guides to use individually or at the board table.

Easy Church Sound Guy Training Online

TRAINING MATERIAL

Unlock the potential of these incredible individuals when you use this material to train new and existing board members.

Hear What People Are Saying...

Mark Batterson - National Community Church

"The guy can think like a board member and he can think like a pastor. He understands both roles like no one else." 

- Mark Batterson

Author & Lead Pastor

Robert Cramer - Journey Church

"Although I’ve been around the church forever, this is the first time I’ve been taught the role of a board and the best practices to carry out that role." 

- Robert Cramer

Board Member

Danny Canton - Liberty Church

"I love how it relates to us as board members as well as to our pastor. Concise, to-the-point and accurate on all counts of discussion."

- Danny Canton

Former Board Member

Dick hardy - Leaders.Church

Meet Your Presenter...

Hi, I’m Dick Hardy, and I’m so excited to present the Church Board Track here in Church University. I had a unique privilege of serving two churches in the Administrator role, so I sat around the church board table for 20+ years. I’ve also consulted hundreds of pastors and board members and hosted tons of church board retreats.  

This has given me the unique position to understand the roles of both board members and lead pastors. And honestly, I’ve seen just about anything you can imagine when it comes to church boards.  

I want to invite you to join me inside the Church Board Track. It’s where I open the vault and share everything about church boards. I’ve never seen anything else like it, and I’m confident you’ll love what you see when you sign up. If you have questions, just reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help!  

Here's a Snapshot of What You'll Discover...

MODULE

01

What Is a Board Supposed to Do?

  • The top three things a church board will ever do that you might be missing. 
  • How the pastor and church board could short-circuit the church’s ultimate mission. 
  • The seven essential purposes of the church board.
  • Real-life examples of things that happen when church boards get off track of their main purpose.  

MODULE

02

Identifying, Recruiting, and Deploying Board Members

  • How to uncover and tap into the potential of younger leaders. 
  • How to exponentially strengthen the leadership capacity of individual board members. 
  • The synergy that comes when pastors and board members effectively work together.
  • The top way pastors can equip board members to operate in their sweet spot.  

MODULE

03

Nuts and Bolts of a Good Board Meeting

  • How to create a board atmosphere that has pastor and board members longing for more. 
  • How to do a board agenda that gets more done in less time. 
  • The proven timeslots when boards should meet for effective decision-making.
  • How to honor the past and still move into the future God has for the church.  

MODULE

04

Cultivating and Growing Board Relationships

  • Ways to have fun and avoid monotony around the board table. 
  • The secrets to happy pastor-board relations. 
  • How to disagree with one another and still maintain a positive relationship.
  • The best way for board members to have difficult conversations with each other and the pastor without drawing blood.  

MODULE

05

How-To's for Church Board Members

  • An exclusive panel interview with three lead pastors to help board members understand what it’s like to be a lead pastor. 
  • How board members can come alongside and be the biggest cheerleaders for the God-given vision for the church. 
  • How to approach the salary and benefits conversation with the lead pastor.
  • How to pay the pastor creatively without breaking the bank.  

MODULE

06

Board Member Responsibilities

  • How board members should “self-police” among themselves. 
  • The difference between the democracy and theocracy forms of church governance. 
  • The #1 responsibility of every board member.
  • The best ways for board members to have a pulse on church members without being the “representatives of the people.”  

MODULE

07

Special Module Geared to Lead Pastors Only

  • How to build personal relationships with board members without feeling mechanical or fake about it. 
  • How to deal with a negative or obstinate board member in a God-honoring manner. 
  • How to lead confidently when you might not feel like the smartest in the room.  
  • How to use this resource to catapult your board forward in effectiveness.

Here's a Snapshot of What You'll Discover...

MODULE

01

What Is a Board Supposed to Do?

  • The top three things a church board will ever do that you might be missing. 
  • How the pastor and church board could short-circuit the church’s ultimate mission. 
  • The seven essential purposes of the church board.
  • Real-life examples of things that happen when church boards get off track of their main purpose.  

MODULE

02

Identifying, Recruiting, and Deploying Board Members

  • How to uncover and tap into the potential of younger leaders. 
  • How to exponentially strengthen the leadership capacity of individual board members. 
  • The synergy that comes when pastors and board members effectively work together.
  • The top way pastors can equip board members to operate in their sweet spot.  

MODULE

03

Nuts and Bolts of a Good Board Meeting

  • How to create a board atmosphere that has pastor and board members longing for more. 
  • How to do a board agenda that gets more done in less time. 
  • The proven timeslots when boards should meet for effective decision-making.
  • How to honor the past and still move into the future God has for the church.  

MODULE

04

Cultivating and Growing Board Relationships

  • Ways to have fun and avoid monotony around the board table. 
  • The secrets to happy pastor-board relations. 
  • How to disagree with one another and still maintain a positive relationship.
  • The best way for board members to have difficult conversations with each other and the pastor without drawing blood.  

MODULE

05

How-To's for Church Board Members

  • An exclusive panel interview with three lead pastors to help board members understand what it’s like to be a lead pastor. 
  • How board members can come alongside and be the biggest cheerleaders for the God-given vision for the church. 
  • How to approach the salary and benefits conversation with the lead pastor.
  • How to pay the pastor creatively without breaking the bank.  

MODULE

06

Board Member Responsibilities

  • How board members should “self-police” among themselves. 
  • The difference between the democracy and theocracy forms of church governance. 
  • The #1 responsibility of every board member.
  • The best ways for board members to have a pulse on church members without being the “representatives of the people.”  

MODULE

07

Special Module Geared to Lead Pastors Only

  • How to build personal relationships with board members without feeling mechanical or fake about it. 
  • How to deal with a negative or obstinate board member in a God-honoring manner. 
  • How to lead confidently when you might not feel like the smartest in the room.  
  • How to use this resource to catapult your board forward in effectiveness.

What Others Are Saying...


“An outstanding and comprehensive explanation of the role of the key lay leadership group to any pastor, the church board. I highly recommend.” 

John Lindell, James River Church, Missouri

“I so appreciate the spirit with which Dick Hardy articulates the roles of pastor and board member. He understands spiritual authority and the wisdom of godly counsel.” 

Walter Harvey, Parklawn Church, Wisconsin

“When church boards are looking to be the best they can be for the pastor and the church, they need look no further than Church University and its Church Board Track. Insightful, spiritual and pracitcal all in the same training.” 

Rick DuBose, Asst. General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, USA

More Recommendations & Testimonials >>

Here's How It Works...

  • Enroll Today. We have one-time purchase and payment plan options available.  
  • Add Your Users. The pastor and board members can each have an individual login to access all the helpful resources on their own time.  
  • Get the Board Together. Take time as a board to go through the training. Print out discussion guides to help you learn together.  

Here's How It Works...

  • Enroll Today. We have one-time purchase and payment plan options available.  
  • Add Your Users. The pastor and board members can each have an individual login to access all the helpful resources on their own time.  
  • Get the Board Together. Take time as a board to go through the training. Print out discussion guides to help you learn together.  

Take a Peek at These Sample Sessions

Inside this course you’ll find all kinds of amazing interviews and video teaching to maximize your church board. Check out these sample episodes to give you an idea of what you’ll experience when you invest in the Church Board Track today.

Choose A Payment Option

ONE-TIME PAYMENT (best value)

$1,497

6 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$265/month

12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$139/month

Choose A Payment Option

ONE-TIME PAYMENT (best value)

$1,497

6 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$265/month

12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$139/month

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No-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee…  

If you’re not satisfied with the quality of the content, or for any other reason whatsoever, just shoot us an email requesting a full, immediate refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Church Board Track for me? This course is designed for both lead pastors and board members.

How do I access the content? Upon enrolling, you will receive an email with a username and password. All content is accessed through a private, secure website, which can be accessed via desktop or mobile.

How long are the videos? While the length of each video slightly varies, the average length of a given session is about 11 minutes.

Can I watch the videos at my board meeting? Absolutely! In fact, we have many boards who do that. It’s a perfect way to help the church board understand the proper roles of one another. Carve out some time to watch one or more videos every time you come together.

Can each board member have individual access? Yes, the pastor and board members can each have an individual login to access the content on their own time. Upon initial login, whoever purchased the course can add additional users.

What do I get when I enroll? Upon enrolling, you'll have immediate access to every video & document inside the Church Board Track. It's built to go through systematically, but you have the ability to skip around as you choose.

Have a question?

Email us or call / text (417) 344-1000 and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible!