Rebekah Burch Basinger says that theological schools face significant challenges, and when you accept a seat on a school's governing board, those challenges become yours -- you are a steward of the school's core mission. What do the most effective board members do to ensure that their schools are strong? (1) They respect both the past and the future. (2) They pursue ongoing self-growth. (3) They seek to ensure that the mission is fulfilled with financial vitality. (4) They commit to effective shared governance. (5) They implement planning and assessment at all levels.