Healthy Governance

Testimonial Letter from Pastor Mark Ziemer of Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk, Wisconsin after a webinar for his Congregation Retreat presented by Dr. Bill Steadman

Governance is one of those things that is not appreciated until it’s really needed, and then it better work well.  We believe that spending time creating a healthy governance in the congregation is one way to build for the future.

“How an organization decides determines how an organization serves.”
– Ed Kruse

  • Leadership Styles
  • Personalities and Leadership
  • Decision-Making Options
  • Discernment
  • Consensus
  • Voting, Parliamentary procedure Constitutional requirements

It’s not rocket science, but it does require a careful and thoughtful process to assess, amend and build the governance in alignment with mission.  Contact us at to uncover the next steps.

We were struggling. We had factions. Pledging was new to us. The evangelical spirit and clear guidelines were refreshing. We’re in our 4th year and it gets better as we go.”
~ Pastors S. and P., Stoughton, Wisconsin