risk and governance

it starts with culture

There is no point in having lovely documented risk and governance policies and procedures if the unwritten rules encourage other behaviours.

Therefore, within PeaceWise, we commit to having the highest levels of risk and governance culture and behaviour.

This is part of our commitment to high ministry accountability – which is one of our core values.

Our core values align with our purpose, vision and philosophy of ministry – you can read more about these here.

This permeates from the top down. It features in how we run our Board meetings. How we make decisions. How we plan and pray. But also how we treat others – both within the ministry and those we interact with as well.

Three books which have strongly influenced the culture within PeaceWise are as follows:

  • For our philosophy of ministry: The Choice: The Christ-Centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes by Gary Hoag, Scott Rodin and Wesley Willmer
  • For our approach to decision-making (especially big decisions): Pursuing God’s Will Together: A discernment practice for leadership groups by Ruth Haley Barton
  • For our approach to Board governance: Lessons from the NonProfit Boardroom by Dan Busby and John Pearson.

but it needs to be backed up with strong policies and processes

PeaceWise policies and processes are designed to meet the highest standards of governance.

As a baseline, we are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission and meet. A its published governance standards.

In addition, we have met the extremely demanding governance standards and accreditation requirements of the Standards Council

plus accountable reporting

You can visit this page for further details about our finances and our annual report given each year by our Chair.

our hope is that your experience with us reflects these commitments

We hope that you find all your dealings with PeaceWise reflect our commitment to strong risk and governance culture and behaviour.

We actually regard it as a ministry essential in order to be able to achieve the callings of God to do peacemaking work in his name.