3 Tips For Managing Church Communications

by Patricia April 23, 2014
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Managing communication is critical to the success of any organization, but specifically non-profits that are built on the trust and donations of their members. People involved in a ministry have a vested interest in what the organization is doing and how they are performing. Church communication management is about sharing information in a proactive way to [...]

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What is FOCUS PDCA Methodology?

by Patricia April 16, 2014
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Creating a culture of continuous improvement requires having an AIM or knowing exactly what the organization is striving for. This means the entire organization should understand the concept of excellence and continually look for ways to do things better and more efficiently, resulting in higher levels of effectiveness. When everyone understands the aim of excellence, [...]

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6 Tips for Making Meetings More Productive

by Patricia April 9, 2014
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What is your response when you hear that you have a new meeting on your calendar?   Do you dread it or are you excited to be part of an improvement process? Its funny how different the response is when you ask people this question. Unfortunately, many people don’t see meetings as a good use [...]

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Church Planning – 4 Steps to Church Strategic Planning

by Patricia March 26, 2014
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Strategic planning is an important part of the creation, development and growth of any organization.  Ministries that are interested in church growth are not exempt from planning. Church planning helps the organization map out strategic steps to achieve its mission and vision. Churches can experience a level of success without a plan, but those who [...]

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Church Facilities Management

by Patricia March 19, 2014
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Managing a church facility is very similar to managing any other type of building or campus. The only difference being churches often use volunteer labor to help get the job done. This approach provides volunteers with opportunities to give back to the ministry and allows the church to maintain its campus with a limited church [...]

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5 Affordable Solutions To Offset Limited Resources

by Patricia March 13, 2014
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Overseeing the operation of a ministry requires many business processes. Some of these processes can and should be kept in house but often, outsourcing a service can be more affordable, efficient and effective. As a church grows, particularly when it is in the planting phase, there are limited resources to pay for  some of the [...]

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Church Financial Accountability – 4 Reasons to Pursue ECFA Accreditation

by Patricia March 5, 2014
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Managing a church has many of the same challenges as managing a business and requires a lot of the same business processes to be successful.  Church leaders pursue their call to lead a congregation and may have lots of training in theology and biblical principles but may not have basic business training that is required [...]

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How to Use Quality Principles in Church Administration

by Patricia February 26, 2014
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There are principles of quality that look at how an organization manages itself and asks the question: Are we doing the right things? in other words is our focus on doing those things that get us closer to achieving our mission. Are we doing things the right way? Are we efficient and effective in what [...]

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Employee Wellness – Are You Paying Attention?

by Patricia February 19, 2014
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Health care has changed drastically over the last couple of decades.  It used to be that healthcare’s mission was to help people get well after they encountered an illness or injury.   That focus is much different today and has shifted to wellness education and prevention. I worked in the healthcare industry for years, and [...]

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Do Your Employees Call in Sick, When They’re Not?

by Patricia February 12, 2014
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A recent World-at Work article, reported an increase in the number of incidents of employees who go to work when they don’t feel good, but turn around and call in sick when they feel well.     According to this article, 32% of workers who called in sick were not sick at all. This number is [...]

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