Foundations of Church Administration: Professional Tools for Church Leadership

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Church leadership is a demanding and challenging role. There are many responsibilities involved in leading a church, which can be difficult to maneuver without the proper tools and resources.

Written with Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Foundations of Church Administration is both an exploration of those responsibilities and a practical guide to navigating through them. Each chapter is authored by a notable expert in the field who, with sound experience and effective ...

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Overview

Church leadership is a demanding and challenging role. There are many responsibilities involved in leading a church, which can be difficult to maneuver without the proper tools and resources.

Written with Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Foundations of Church Administration is both an exploration of those responsibilities and a practical guide to navigating through them. Each chapter is authored by a notable expert in the field who, with sound experience and effective steps, helps church leaders efficiently succeed in the many facets of their responsibilities.

In this essential text, church leaders will find a new perspective on church administration that will help them dig deeper and develop long-lasting practices for leading and administrating a church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834125216
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 333
  • Sales rank: 670,525
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Foundations of Administration: The Book of Acts as Case Study Darius L. Salter 9

2 Organizational Leadership: What Church Leaders Need to Know About… Mark A. Smith 24

3 Strategic Planning: Planning to Meet the Mission of the Church Edward A. Thomas 39

4 Goals and Objectives: Strategizing for the Missional Church Stephen W. Dillman 53

5 Developing a Budget: Using the Budget as a Resource Tool D. Martin Butler 67

6 Organizational Behavior: Grasping the Behavior and Personality of a Church Bob Whitesel 80

7 Governance: The Organizational Structure of the Church David Wilson 106

8 Staffing: Selecting and Developing Human Resources for the Church Alan Nelson 118

9 People Development: Mentoring Christians to Maximize their Effectiveness W. C. Dishon 131

10 Team Building: Working Together as Groups Within the Church Rick Ryding 144

11 Managing Outreach: Orienting the Church Toward Achieving its Mission Bob Whitesel 157

12 Leadership Principles: The Four Cs of Leading a Church Stephen W. Dillman 182

13 Servant Leadership: Valuing People and Building Community Bruce L. Petersen 197

14 Change Management: Leading the Church Through Cultural and Organizational Changes Edward A. Thomas 211

15 Conflict: The Management of Conflict in the Church Houston Thompson 225

16 Accountability: Being Transparent and Responsible to God, to the Church, and to the Law Jim Dalton 239

17 Financial Management: Practicing Good Stewardship of the Financial Resources of the Church Dan Schafer 253

18 Managerial Ethics: Becoming a Leader After God's Own Heart Robert S. Barnard Jr. 267

19 Church Administration and the Law William J. Russell 291

20 Personal Management: Managing the Lives of Clergy and Their Families Timothy B. Pusey 310

21 Lifelong Learning: Cultivating God's Call to Learn Sharon Drury 321

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