Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration

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This substantial resource offers pastors and church leaders practical insight into the daily issues of running a church. Conceived and compiled by the editors of Leadership journal, this book covers the full spectrum of ministry practice. Readers will learn about perennial topics such as time management, negotiating the terms of a call, handling crisis and conflict, hiring and managing staff, conducting special fund drives, spending church money, and dealing with tax and law considerations.
This revised and expanded edition of a proven ministry resource contains new contributions from prominent ministry leaders. Contributors include Leith Anderson, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Luis Palau, John Ortberg, Aubrey Malphurs, and many others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801068140
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 360,626
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 5.94 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

James D. Berkley is the editor of Your Church and contributing editor of Leadership journal. He has served as a pastor for more than twenty years. Berkley lives in Bellevue, Washington.
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Table of Contents

1 The Purpose of Personal Management 3
2 The Call to Ministry 13
3 Our Responsibility to God 25
4 Responsibility to the Ministry 37
5 Responsibility to Family Members 49
6 Responsibility to Self 61
7 Time Management 73
8 Personal Finances 81
9 The Meaning of Church Vocation 101
10 The Search Process 113
11 Negotiating the Terms of a Call 123
12 Making the Move 131
13 The Meaning of Leadership 147
14 The Responsibilities of Leadership 163
15 Leading Christians 175
16 Crisis and Conflict 187
17 The Meaning of Supervision 205
18 Hiring Support Staff 219
19 Calling Ministerial and Program Staff 229
20 Managing Staff 243
21 Terminating Staff 257
22 The Meaning of Volunteerism 267
23 Volunteer Recruitment 275
24 Volunteer Training 287
25 Supporting Volunteers 299
26 The Purpose of Management 311
27 Managing Church Government 323
28 Managing the Church Office 337
29 Managing the Church Computer System 353
30 Managing Buildings and Grounds 367
31 Managing Construction and Remodeling 387
32 The Purpose of Stewardship 405
33 Planning Stewardship 419
34 Conducting Special Fund Drives 431
35 Receiving and Recording Money 443
36 Managing and Apportioning Money 457
37 Spending Church Money 477
38 Tax and Law Considerations 489
Index 505
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