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What to look for in a trustee

The need for churches and Christian charities to have skilled, motivated and dynamic trustees has never been greater. This paper - part of a series on trustees - examines what to look for in a trustee in an age of growing professionalism. It considers heart and character as well as eligibility and skills.

Topics include:

  • Why are great trustees important to churches and charities?
  • What is expected of trustees in an age of growing professionalism?
  • What are the eligibility criteria for new trustees?
  • Why is heart for the church or charity and its vision important for new trustees?
  • What character traits are important for trustees?
  • What skills to look for in a trustee?
  • Is finding new trustees an impossible task?