Learn Church Administration Skills
Quickly and Efficiently
Let’s be honest. No one goes into ministry because they have a passion for business! People go into ministry because they love God and want to share that love with others.
There are many great schools that teach Biblical principles, theology, and divinity – but don’t necessarily prepare students for church administration!
Earn a certificate in Church Administration!
This certificate will demonstrate your expertise in the management of the people, time, and money in your church.
Work at your pace!
Earn a certificate!
Build your confidence!
God blesses churches with resources – people, time, and money.
These people give of their time to volunteer and tithe on their income. These limited resources require responsible administrative oversight by church leaders.
Managing a church office has many of the same challenges as managing any other business and requires many of the same systems and processes to be successful.
Topics You Will Learn!
Each topic has video lessons followed by a lesson quiz and homework to reinforce learning.
|Church Mission||Learn how to write a mission, vision, and values statement that inspires members.|
|Strategic Planning||Learn to develop an actionable strategic plan that supports the mission, vision, and church values.|
|Communication||Learn to communicate effectively with members, volunteers, and employees.|
|Managing Performance||Create a performance management system that leads to rewarding performance evaluations.|
|Leadership||Learn to lead with love while getting the job done.|
|Problem Solving||Learn how to solve problems and make decisions systematically.|
|Paid Labor||Learn to manage, support, and reward church employees.|
|Free Labor||Learn to manage, support, and inspire church volunteers.|
|Succession Planning||Learn to prepare and plan for the inevitable transition of valued staff and volunteer leaders.|
|Managing The (God’s) Money||Learn to manage and safeguard the precious financial resources that God supplies your church!|
|Getting The Word Out||Learn how to make members and the community aware of the great things your church does.|
|Emergency Planning||Learn how to keep your church safe and plan for unexpected emergencies.|
|Customer Focus||Learn to identify and tend to the church’s key customer groups.|
|Event Planning||Learn to plan and facilitate great church events.|
Patrica Lotich, MBA, CMQ/OE
Founder of Smart Church Management
Since, 2012, Patricia has been helping organizations manage their resources of people, time, and money.
Patricia is an MBA and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) through the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has ten years of Business Administration and Church Operations experience creating systems and processes to improve the experience for members, volunteers, and employees.
She has a driving passion to help churches fulfill their call by managing the resources God has given them – people, time, money, and facilities.
Patricia is an active writer and blogger and has been featured in Yahoo Business, Share Faith, The Church Network, Technorati, American Express Open Forum and is the author of four books:
Smart Church Management: A Quality Approach to Church Administration
Smart Volunteer Management: A Volunteer Coordinator’s Handbook for Engaging, Motivating and Developing Volunteers
Church Quality: Why Excellence in the Local Church is Essential for Growth
Church Staff Evaluations: A Guide to Performance Appraisals that Motivate, Develop and Reward Church Employees
Patricia is committed to using her ministry and business experience to help the local church. She is an avid golfer and spends her free time with her husband Bob, lap-dog Maggie, two grown children, and five grandchildren!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this training for?
This training is designed for anyone in church leadership. Board members, administrators, volunteer leaders, and management staff. Anyone who wants to learn how to improve their skills in managing church resources – people, time, and money!
Are my payments secure?
We use PayPal and Stripe as our payment processor. Both are industry leaders for secure payment processing. Your personal information is never shared and your payment information is not stored on our learning platform.
How long will it take me to get through this training?
We have structured this training so students can expedite their learning. Each topic has short videos, quizzes, and supporting material. You can get through this training in a few short weeks. The content is dripped every two days to give you time to do homework assignments before moving to the next topic.
Can I copy and share this information?
Our training is copyrighted and cannot be duplicated or shared without express written persmission.
Can I share this training with co-workers?
This training is designed for a single student user. If you would like to add co-workers to the plan email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss multiuser options for you.
How long will I have access to this training?
Access is dependent on the package you choose. The Student Package allows for 12-month access, and The Bundled package has lifetime access to training and materials.
Will I have access to the instructor?
Yes, you will be able to have email access to the instructor if you have questions or need help getting through the course content.
Do you offer phone support?
Our support is handled via email. Simply email email@example.com if you have questions and we will assist you!
What is your refund policy?
This training is Risk-Free! We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with this training, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime during the first 7-days and we will happily refund your payment! Please provide the date of purchase, how many lessons you completed, and the reason for the request – and we will happily issue a full refund.