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"Schedule time together between official meetings, whether one-on-one or with a few. It can be in the pastor's or a member's home for an evening (with spouses), or over lunch. Tomorrow morning, for example, I have initiated a breakfast meeting with five key board members as we work through a matter for our congregational business meeting next Sunday. But sometimes the get-together may simply be for social purposes. I've found I must plan these times well in advance, or they won't happen."

- Chuck Swindoll, from the article,"Build Better Relationships with Your Board," from the Building Church Leaders Practical Ministry Skills, "Becoming a Great Church Board."

What are some valuable ways your church's senior staff and board have built camaraderie?

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