4 Employee Documentation Mistakes Manager Make

by Patricia July 24, 2014
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Managing church employees can be a very rewarding experience because influencing and participating in an employee’s professional development is just fun! However, there are those difficult times when an employee just isn’t the right fit and needs to move on. These are very stressful times that result in lost sleep for the involved manager. What […]

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10 Points to Include in a Church Membership Class

by Patricia July 22, 2014
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Not all churches have official membership, but for those that do, there is an increased engagement with members. This is because congregants have a better understanding of the church’s history, why it exists and what it hopes to achieve. Churches that take the time to develop a new members class have the benefit of interacting with […]

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Example Training Evaluation Form

by Patricia July 17, 2014
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Churches that value quality and excellence, understand the importance of training its members, volunteers and employees. Each of these groups of people has different training needs. Church congregants may be required to attend a church membership class or participate in spiritual enrichment classes. Volunteers may be trained on membership, volunteer orientation and volunteer job specific skill […]

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Example Church Cash Handling Policy

by Patricia July 15, 2014
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Good cash handling policies and procedures are critical to ensure the safeguarding of church funds. And yes, churches are just as susceptible to embezzlement as any other organization. The reason being is unsupervised access to cash is simply too tempting for many people, particularly people with a financial need. And yes, Christians steal and they steal from churches. […]

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Church Vision – How to Write a Church Vision, Mission and Values Statement

by Patricia July 8, 2014
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A vision statement provides direction and a target for the church.  It is a tool to help the organization fulfill what God has called it to do.  It is the bullseye! The value of a church vision statement is that it gives church leadership, employees and congregants a shared goal.  Every organization needs to understand […]

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Announcing Church Staff Resignations

by Patricia July 2, 2014
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Announcing church staff resignations can be a tricky thing, depending on the circumstances that lead to the employee’s departure. Church members support the church mission, through their tithes and offerings, so naturally like to be aware of things that are going on and have a vested interest in the decisions that a church makes. When […]

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Firing Church Staff – 4 Things to Consider

by Patricia June 18, 2014
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One of the most difficult aspects of managing church employees is the inevitable reality that there will come a time when an employee needs to be terminated. As Christians, we should be even more sensitive to how losing a job can impact an employee and their family. This is coupled with the political fallout if […]

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5 Ways to Support to an Employee Who Leaves Employment

by Patricia June 11, 2014
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When we hire employees, we like to think that they will stay with the church for decades. The reality is most people don’t stay with one job that long. I believe that there are many seasons in someone’s professional life and some people experience long seasons in a job but others have shorter seasons. I […]

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Example of Team Leader Skills and Responsibilities

by Patricia June 3, 2014
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Many organizations use internal work teams to plan, organize and achieve strategic business goals. These teams are how work gets done and are an important part of the formula for success. Most teams have a designated leader who helps facilitate the team process. The team leader is a very important role in a team environment, and successful team leaders […]

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7 Steps to Implementing Church Strategy

by Patricia May 28, 2014
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Fulfilling a church’s mission requires taking the time to develop a strategy, planning the steps to get it done and management of the process. Managing the process requires identifying who needs to do what, by when and holding them accountable for what they are responsible for doing. A strategic plan is only as effective as the goals that […]

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