Church Performance Management

Managing church operations requires the ability to achieve objectives by managing and overseeing the day-to-day performance of employees and volunteers.

Does Your Church Need a Public Relations Strategy?

by Patricia August 5, 2014
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The term public relations is defined by PRSA as: “A strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” But, do churches really need to manage public relations?  Should they care about building relationships with its members and the community? The answer is yes.  The church represents Christianity and has the responsibility for […]

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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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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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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 require […]

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Is Your Church Culture One of Trust or Suspicion?

by Patricia August 22, 2013
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I don’t know if you listen to Andy Stanley’s leadership podcasts or not but if you don’t it is a great resource for church leaders. Anyone who has ever listened to Andy knows that he is a great communicator and addresses many of the challenges church leaders face every day. One of his recent podcasts […]

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Strategic Approach to Goal Achievement

by Patricia June 27, 2012
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Every organization faces the many challenges that come with balancing the day-to-day job responsibilities with achieving goals that help take the organization to the next level. Organizations advance to the next level by achieving objectives that are determined by a strategic planning process. These objectives are articulated through well written goals that are filtered throughout […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Performance Management

by Patricia June 24, 2012
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I went to a conference earlier this year and rode the airport shuttle with one of the conference instructors.  When he learned that I was also attending the conference, we began talking about all sorts of things but performance management (PM) and more specifically performance appraisals (PA) came up.  He had very strong feelings about why […]

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8 Best Practice Tips for Church Staff

by Patricia January 30, 2012
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Managing a church staff is no different than managing employees in other environments and those who manage church employees can benefit from best practices of other organizations.  Employees, regardless of job, job title or industry, desire the same things when going to work.  They want to know what is expected of them, they need to […]

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Critical Success Factor Examples

by Patricia January 1, 2012
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Whether you are managing a restaurant, nonprofit organization or a church, it is important to know that you are focusing on those things that help move the organization forward and achieving results. Anyone who manages an organization understands how challenging it is to stop the day-to-day tasks and check to see how well the organization is […]

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