Church Administration and Management

This section will offer helpful articles on managing the day-to-day operations of a church office. This includes topics such as leadership, decision making, budgeting, quality tools and much more!

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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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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Winter – Church Campus Safety

by Patricia February 5, 2014
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The winter of 2014 will probably go down in history as one of the coldest and snowiest in decades!  This winter season has blanketed areas of the United States with snow that rarely see the powdery white substance. Atlanta was one city that got caught off guard and quickly realized the hazards that come with [...]

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Do You Have Any Suggestions For This Pastor?

by Patricia February 3, 2014
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Every church deals with what I call “high maintenance” members.  Those people who cause problems and are constantly disrupting an otherwise peaceful environment. These kinds of people cause stress for church leadership, but more importantly they detract from precious time that would otherwise focus on implementing a church mission strategy. I have a pastor who [...]

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Do You Have The Guts to Ask This Question?

by Patricia January 29, 2014
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I am always looking for inspiring podcasts, and one that I subscribe to is Andy Stanley’s leadership podcast.  The topics they discuss are always relevant, enlightening and practical.   A recent podcast challenges leaders to ask this one question, – If you were me, what would you do differently? The premise of the challenge is [...]

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How to Set Church Goals

by Patricia December 18, 2013
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  Part of the church strategic planning process is setting church goals and objectives. Goals should be written so they are measurable and should be an outcome of the strategic planning process. Goals simply map out steps to achieve a strategic objective and do not need to be overly complicated. But, implementation of goals does [...]

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10 Practices that Safeguard Against Church Embezzlement

by Patricia December 11, 2013
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I was saddened to read about a neighborhood church, where my kids used to attend youth events, being yet another victim of church embezzlement. All you have to do is go to your search bar and type in ‘church embezzlement’ and you will find many headlines: Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $300 from Church; Manlius [...]

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