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!

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 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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing

by Patricia May 14, 2014
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Outsourcing is a business strategy that moves some of an organization’s functions, processes, activities and decision responsibility from within an organization to outside providers. This is done through negotiating contract agreements with a vendor who takes on the responsibility for the production process, people management, quality, customer service and key asset management of the function. The process […]

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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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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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