The CHM ministry standards (part 11)

By Dave Tschantz, Vice President & General Counsel

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the December 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

Last month, I discussed CHM’s first of nine board-level standards: Standard No. 13(a) “The board [members] shall have no family relationship to any member of senior management or any other director of the ministry unless elected to the board by vote of the unrelated directors after full disclosure of the relationship.”

This article discusses the next two standards that apply specifically to CHM’s Board of Directors.

Standard No.13(b): The board shall publish the identities and biographical information of the directors of the Ministry; and

Standard No.13(c): The board shall conduct all its affairs in a manner consistent with the generally accepted standards for non-profit organizations and the laws and rules of Ohio and remain consistent with biblical principles.

CHM believes in transparency, so all directors and officers are pictured on our website, along with their biographical information. We want everyone to know that this ministry is overseen by Christian men and women who've demonstrated a high degree of experience and integrity, and that its operations are in the hands of Christian professionals who possess the training and experience to serve members well.

The board has to publicly stated in the form of a standard that it will always conduct its business in accordance with the best non-profit business practices, and within both secular law and God’s principles found in His Word. In CHM’s view, there’s no other way to properly operate a Christian ministry.

Read CHM ministry standards part 10

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