6 Tips For Managing Church Facilities

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.

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 budget.

Churches can be very busy campuses with activities going on almost daily.  

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How to Set Church Goals

Goals simply map out steps to achieve a strategic objective and do not need to be overly complicated. But, implementation of goals does require discipline and a commitment to follow-through to completion.

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 discipline and a commitment to follow-through to completion. Read the Full Article →

6 Characteristics of Church Quality

Quality is about how things are done and focuses on data driven decision making, learning from mistakes and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Churches have come to realize the importance of incorporating quality concepts and tools into their management model.

Many churches and nonprofit organizations are now focusing on efficiency and effectiveness in the way their mission is achieved.

While some might argue that quality concepts are too carnal for the church, I would argue that the church should lead with quality – after all they are representing Christianity. Read the Full Article →

Do You Have a Strategic Approach to Goal Achievement?

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.

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 the organization.  However, there needs to be a strategic approach to ensure goals are accomplished. Read the Full Article →

Advantages and Disadvantages of Performance Management

advantages and disadvantages of performance management

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 he thought performance appraisals were a waste of time and ultimately added no value to the employee or organization. Read the Full Article →

9 Best Practice Tips for Managing Church Staff

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.

Managing a church staff is no different than managing employees in other environments.

All employees desire the same things when going to work – regardless of job title or industry. They want to know what is expected of them, they need to be given the tools and resources to perform their job and they want to be recognized and rewarded for meeting expectations and achieving business objectives. Read the Full Article →