The CHM ministry standards (part nine)

By Dave Tschantz, Vice President & General Counsel

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the September 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 standard No. 11: Refrain from utilizing for-profit contractors to provide the integral functions of member acquisition, direct member services, or sharing of medical needs of the ministry.
This article discusses CHM’s standards No. 12 and No. 13.

Standard No. 12: Promptly disclose information required by law and provide a copy of the ministry’s audited annual financial statements upon written request.

Standard No. 13: Be governed by a responsible Board of Directors of not less than five individual persons, a majority of whom shall be independent directors, and who shall meet at least semiannually to establish policy and review the ministry’s finances, controls, operations, and plans.

Standard No. 12 is an essential part of CHM’s decision to be transparent to its members and government officials. CHM complies with all lawful requests for information from those in authority over us, in obedience to the commands found in Romans 13:1-7. And, if members have questions about where and how their gift money is spent, we gladly furnish (upon written request) a copy of our financial statements. You can visit our contact page for this information.

Standard No. 13 details the role of the directors in ensuring that the ministry is being operated with the highest ethical standards, transparency, and ministry focus. Our board plays a critical role in holding senior management fully accountable for all ministry operations.

My next several articles will focus specifically on additional standards that apply to our Board of Directors.

Read CHM ministry standards part eight

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