1. What is the issue here?

Martha wanted to grow her reach but had no one to hold her responsible or accountable

2. If you had to summarise Zhao’s perspective in 2-3 sentences, what would you say? What would be his position on ministry boards and why?

Zhao’s perspective is valid and his request is quite legitimate to ask for someone to be accountable. his position is that no one should be without accountability, because it is a safe place to be

3. If you had to summarise Martha’s perspective in 2-3 sentences, what would you say? What would be her position on ministry boards and why?

Martha’s perspective on a board is that it would limit her and dictate what she could and what she could not do. Her position is that she doesn’t need one if she is a faithful believer

4. What are the 4-5 biggest benefits of a competent, committed board of directors for a faith-based ministry, or any organisation for that matter?

_ brings accountability
– keep the board of directors on track
– provides counsel
– safety net
– the board can help with fundraising

5. What are the potential downsides or risks that might be incurred with a board of directors, if any?

– become controlling
– not have the vision of the board of directors

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