The Parish Management Handbook: A Practical Guide for Pastors, Administrators, and Other Parish Leaders

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The church is not a business, and yet every pastor and parish staff faces increasingly complex questions about income, expenditures, employer/employee relationships, law, and a host of related management issues. The better a parish manages these questions, the better its ability to carry out the parish's primary mission of leading people to Christ and being a sign of the kingdom. The Parish Management Handbook is a clear, practical guide for pastors, parish administrators, pastoral staff members, finance ...
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Overview

The church is not a business, and yet every pastor and parish staff faces increasingly complex questions about income, expenditures, employer/employee relationships, law, and a host of related management issues. The better a parish manages these questions, the better its ability to carry out the parish's primary mission of leading people to Christ and being a sign of the kingdom. The Parish Management Handbook is a clear, practical guide for pastors, parish administrators, pastoral staff members, finance committees, and pastoral councils. In down-to-earth language and real-life examples, it covers many of the most important management questions in parishes today. The nine contributors to The Parish Management Handbook are among the best and most experienced leaders in parish management today. Together they offer indispensable guidance and help for all who work in parishes.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781585952700
  • Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
  • Publication date: 6/2/2003
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Donatist Controversy and a Local Theology of Church Management 11
Chapter 2 Pastoral Councils and Parish Management 31
Chapter 3 Parish Identity: The Sum of Choices Made; Decision Making: A Gospel Challenge 51
Chapter 4 Enhancing and Supporting the People Who Work in Parishes 63
Chapter 5 Parish Administration and Civil Law 90
Chapter 6 The Consequences of Pastoral Leadership 113
Chapter 7 Developing Stewards in a Parish Setting 154
Chapter 8 Conciliation: Transforming Conflict Through Faith 173
Chapter 9 Parish Information Systems--Resources for Ministry 196
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