Are you on a not-for-profit board? A church board? A business board? Or do you approach the thought of such a responsibility with trepidation?
Charles C. Ryrie has served on all sorts of boards, and he has thought much about their great opportunities. He has also noted problems that are common to boards:
The practical advice in this book addresses these and other issues for the novice or experienced board members. The principles are applicable to a wide variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations and ministries. Ryrie gives the reasons for having a board and the ingredients for managing them well.
Charles C. Ryrie is a renowned author and scholar. He has written dozens of books which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a scholar, he has served in several capacities throughout this career. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. He spent five years at Westmont College, first as professor, later as dean of men and chairman of biblical studies and philosophy. In 1958 he became president of Philadelphia College of Bible. He spent most of his career as a professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. The father of three, he is now professor emeritus of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and acts as visiting professor of theology at Philadelphia College of Bible.